National Security and Arms Control
An examination of American national security in the post-Communist world. The role of intelligence, military forces, -peace-keeping, and economic assistance in securing U.S. interests in the "new world order." Some emphasis will be placed on the experience of the Cold War, but most of the class will focus on the debates surrounding contemporary security policies. Close attention will be paid to the structures of national security decision-making-the Presidency, Congress, the Department of Defense, the CIA, and the National Security Council. Jan 13
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An insurgency is an armed rebellion against a constituted authority when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents . [ 1 ] An insurgency can be fought via counter-insurgency warfare, and may also be opposed by measures to protect the population, and by political and economic actions of various kinds aimed at undermining the insurgents' claims against the incumbent regime. [ 2 ] The nature of insurgencies is an ambiguous concept. Not all rebellions are insurgencies. There have been many cases of non-violent rebellions, using civil resistance , as in the People Power Revolution in the Philippines in the 1980s that ousted President Marcos and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 . [ 3 ] Where a revolt takes the form of armed rebellion, it may not be viewed as an insurgency if a state of belligerency exists between one or more sovereign states and rebel forces.
General Martin E. Dempsey , USA (born March 14, 1952) is the 18th and current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff . He previously served 149 days as the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army from April 11, 2011, to September 7, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Commanding General, U.S.
/SiteCollectionImages/LCS-featured.jpg As the littoral combat ship USS Freedom sets out for Singapore this spring, Navy officials are hoping a smooth first deployment will finally prove the ship’s worth to critics. http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2013/April/Pages/LittoralCombatShipSetsSailonFirstDeployment.aspx /SiteCollectionImages/soldiertech-featured.jpg In order for troops to fight to the best of their ability, experts say the military must lighten their backpacks, reduce “information overload” and improve their physical fitness.