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Problem Solving in National Security (17 April 2019)

Lesson 1: Defining the Problem

Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Chapter 4: Depicting the Operational Environment” In Planner’s Handbook for Operational Design. Suffolk, VA: Joint Staff J-7 (Joint and Coalition Warfighting), 2011.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. “Executive Summary.” In Operational Environments to 2028. Leavenworth, KS: Training and Doctrine Command G2, August 2012.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. “Chapter 2: Conditions of the Strategic Environment.” In Operational Environments to 2028. Leavenworth, KS: Training and Doctrine Command G2, August 2012.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. “Annex A: The Operational Environment Assessment Framework of Analysis.” In Operational Environments to 2028. Leavenworth, KS: Training and Doctrine Command G2, August 2012.

Air Force Handbook (AFH) 33-337. “Chapter 4: Step 2 (Research Your Topic).” In The Tongue and Quill, 27 May 2015.

eSchool of Graduate PME. “Critically Analyzing Information Sources: Critical Appraisal and Analysis.” Maxwell AFB: eSchool of Graduate PME, 2015. [Not available outside of course.]

eSchool of Graduate PME. “Preparing an Annotated Bibliography.” Maxwell AFB: eSchool of Graduate PME, 2016. [Not available outside of course.]

Lesson 2: Analyzing the Issue

Yarger, Harry R. “Toward a Theory of Strategy: Art Lykke and the U.S. Army War College Strategy Model.” In The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol 1, 5th ed., edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Trump, Donald J. The National Security Strategy of the United States of America. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 2017.

Mattis, James. Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America. Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, 2018.

Dempsey, Martin. The National Military Strategy of the United States of America: 2015. Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, June 2015.

Army Technique Publication (ATP) 5-0.1. “Chapter 4: Framing Problems.” In Army Design Methodology, 1 July 2015.

Army Technique Publication (ATP) 5-0.1. “Chapter 5: Framing Solutions.” In Army Design Methodology, 1 July 2015.

eSchool of Graduate PME. “White Paper on Writing White Papers.” Maxwell AFB, AL: eSchool of Graduate PME, 2016. [Not available outside of course.]

Lesson 3

None.

Lesson 4: Finalizing a Response

Hughes, Brooke. “How to Write a Critique.” Maxwell AFB, AL: eSchool of Graduate PME, 2015. [Not available outside of course.]


 

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