American National Security Policy OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Class on U.S. National Security Policy

Published Feb 25, 2009

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MIT's OpenCourseWare 'American National Security Policy' looks at the policy of national security in the U.S. from the end of WWII to the end of communism. This course is part of a bachelor's degree in political science.

American National Security Policy: Course Specifics

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American National Security Policy: Course Description

Professor Stephen Meyer's OpenCourseWare in U.S. national security concentrates on policies after WWII. The lectures focus on several main themes: defining national security, demonstrating the give and take of policies, exploring how policy is affected by various groups and understanding the evolution of policies over time.

Topics also include the historical record of national security strategy in the United States and America's use of diplomacy and defense to further national security. National security's role in alliances and treaties is also examined.

Materials available include lecture notes, study resources, assignments and a reading list. To learn more, visit the national security course page.

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