Friday, May 09, 2014

Spring 2014 Final Exam

Final Exam Spring 2014 Defense Statecraft May 7, 2014

Please answer one of the following three questions. You have until 12:15pm (EDT) today.

  1. Imagine a scenario in Estonia in which pro-Russian militias begin (with the presumed support of Moscow) to seize government buildings along the border. What military and intelligence tools, if any, do NATO and the United States have at their disposal to manage this problem? 
  2. The Department of Defense is struggling to maintain capability on a slimmer budget. What areas can DoD target for cuts without sacrificing strategic effectiveness? 
  3. Despite struggles with affordability and capability, many states still plan to purchase the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Why?

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