Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring 2013 Final Exam

Diplomacy 750 Defense Statecraft
Spring 2013
Final Exam

Please answer one of the following three questions. Return your exam by e-mail by 5:45pm today.

  1.  With the end of the war in Iraq and the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army is in search for mission and identity. How should the United States Army balance its responsibilities for conventional and unconventional warfare? 
  2. Some argue that AirSea Battle threatens to destabilize the Pacific, while others contend that it amounts to bureaucratic hot air. Discuss AirSea Battle in terms of U.S. grand strategy, the emerging politics of the Pacific Rim, and inter-organizational dynamics. 
  3. After a decade of growth, the U.S. defense budget has begun to retreat. Consider the domestic and international consequences of this retreat; how will a reduced U.S. defense profile affect the behavior of foreign countries (whether friend or foe)? What impact will defense cuts have in the U.S.?

1 comment:

Taylor Marvin said...

Just want to say that I listened to the podcasts of the course over iTunes and greatly enjoyed them. Look forward to listening in on more in the future.