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ACSC IOS Prep 19A: Curriculum

May 2019


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How is Cohen’s civil-military relations argument applicable to the current national, regional, or international security environment?​

Suggested Resources:

  1. Cleary, Laura R.  "Lost in Translation: The Challenge of Exporting Models of Civil-Military Relations."  PRISM Security Studies Journal, 3, no. 2 (March 2012): 19-36.
  2. Garrity, Patrick J. "Supreme Command."  Claremont Review of Books. February 2013. 
  3. Goode, Stephen.  "The Character of Wartime Statesmen."  Insight on the News, 19, no.11, (May 2003): 42+.
  4. Hoffman, Frank G. "Dereliction of Duty Redux?: Post-Iraq American Civil-Military Relations."  Orbis, 52, no. 2 (March 2008): 217-235.
  5. Golby, James, Peter Feaver, and Kyle Dropp.  "Elite Military Cues and Public Opinion About Use of Military Force".  Armed Forces & Society 44, no.1 (January 2018):  44-71.

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  1. Ebscohost          
  2. ProQuest            

Suggested Search Terms:

  1. Civil-Military Relations 
  2. National Security        
  3. Regional Security        
  4. International Security


Predict how the National Security Strategy of the United States of America (published December 2017) will improve or degrade international relationships within a geographic region.

Suggested Resources:

  1. Kreisher, Otto.  “New US Defence Strategy and Nuclear Policy Create Neo-Cold War Atmosphere.” Naval Forces  39, no. 2 (March 2018): 4. 
  2. Lengyel, Joseph L.  “Securing the Nation One Partnership at a Time.” Strategic Studies Quarterly  12, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 3-9.
  3. O’Shaughnessy, Terrence J.,  Matthew D. Strohmeyer, and Christopher D. Forrest. “Strategic Shaping: Expanding the Competitive Space.”  JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly  no. 90 (3rd Quarter 2018): 10-15.
  4. Metz, Steve. “Why 2019 May Be the Year America’s Global Strategy Finally Unravels,” World Politics Review (Selective Content), January 4, 2019: 1-3.

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Recommended Databases:

  1. Ebscohost           
  2. ProQuest            
  3. AULIMP               
  4. Country Watch

Suggested Search Terms:

  1. National Security Strategy
  2. International Relations or Foreign Affairs
  3. (specific geographic region, area or country of interest)


Present your Global Security Studies Paper on your prediction of how the National Security Strategy of the United States of America (published December 2017) will improve or degrade international relationships within a geographic region. 


Civilian-Military Relations

  1. Bland, Douglas L. "A Unified Theory of Civil-Military Relations." Armed Forces & Society  26, no. 1 (Fall 1999): 7-25.
  2. Eaton, Paul D.  "Professional Disagreement and Policy."  JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly no. 62 (3rd Quarter, 2011): pp. 22-24.
  3. Grieco, Jeffrey.  "Civil-Military Partnerships."  Stability Operations Magazine  8, no. 4 (January/February 2013): 10-13.
  4. Hooker, Richard.  "Soldiers of the State: Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations."  Parameters: U.S. Army War College   41, no. 4 (December 2011): 1-14.
  5. Ulrich, Marybeth P.  "Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors: U.S. Civil-Military Relations and Multilateral Intervention."  Parameters: U.S. Army War College  46, no. 4 (Winter 2017): 128-129.

US National Security Strategy and Instruments of Power

  1. Summary of 2018 National Defense Strategy of The United States of America:  Sharpening the American Military’s Competitive Edge, (Washington, DC: United States. Department of Defense, 2018), 1-11.
  2. Brands, Hal. The Promise and Pitfalls of Grand Strategy (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, 2012), pp. 1-15.
  3. Walt, Stephen M. “The End of Hubris: And the New Age of American Restraint.” Foreign Affairs 98, no. 3 (May 2019): 26-35.
  4. Miller, Paul D. “American Power and Liberal Order (an excerpt from Paul D. Miller’s new book on a conservative grand strategy).” The National Interest  no. 145 (September/October 2016).

US Foreign Policy

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