Monday, May 01, 2017

DIP 750: Defense Statecraft
Final Exam
May 1, 2017

 Please answer one of the three following questions. Send your answer to Dr. Farley by 3:15pm.

  1. China has just launched a new aircraft carrier. What does this tell us about China’s long-range strategic intentions? How should this affect US planning in the Asia-Pacific? 
  2. The United States has, for roughly the last seventy years, made reform of the military procurement process a priority. What are the obstacles to this reform? What reforms are within reach, and what can these reforms accomplish? 
  3. The US military continues to muddle through technological transformation in piecemeal fashion. What are the biggest technology-driven changes on the horizon? Is the US military organizationally well-prepared to manage them?

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