AY17 National Security Policy and Strategy Course Directive

  • October 21, 2016
  • COL Robert E Hamilton, Dr Richard A Lacquement Jr

The National Security Policy and Strategy (NSPS) course focuses on national security policies and the strategies that put them into operation. It examines the elements that underpin national security policy and strategy, including the international and domestic environments, the American political system, national security policy and strategy formulation, the instruments of national power, and the processes employed by the United States Government for integrating and synchronizing those instruments to formulate national security policies and strategies in the pursuit of national security objectives. The course also examines the role of the current national strategic documents to include the National Security Strategy (NSS), the Defense Strategy Review (formerly known as the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)), and the National Military Strategy (NMS), among others.