National Security Essay(s)

National Security Essay(s)

1.FRIEDBERG’S ANALYSIS OF THE POST WWII EVOLUTION OF THE US NAT’L SECURITY INSTITUTIONS

Briefly describe Aarron L. Friedberg’s analytical framework for understanding the formation of the post World War II US national security institutions, and the resulting “broad outlines of American grand strategy” that guided the US during the Cold War (Friedberg 2000, p. 5). Do you agree that his strategic synthesis fully explains the resulting American grand strategy that emerged from the 1945 to 1961 period? Extend your analysis to the post-Cold War era. How does Friedberg’s framework help analyze the development of grand, or national security strategy in the current timeframe?

4 pages in length, not including cover and reference page. Must include references

  1. THE ZEGART CRITIQUE OF POST-WWII US NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES

Compare and contrast Amy B. Zegart’s Realist, New Institutional, and National Security Agency models. How does each model help to analyze of the roles of post World War II national security agencies, especially the National Security Council and the Joint Chiefs of Staff? Do the models adequately explain the interaction of the President, Congress, bureaucracy and other stakeholders/players in national security policymaking? In what ways does the national security agency model contribute to your understanding of the Washington D.C. interagency process?

4 pages in length, not including cover and reference page. Must include references

 

  1. ADVICE FOR NSA RICE

You have an opportunity to interview briefly with Susan Rice, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, for a position on the National Security Council staff. Before the meeting, you have the time to think of talking points for your own reference in anticipation of questions he may ask regarding national security policy and strategy. Prepare three to five bullets (no longer than a sentence each) to outline how you would address the following questions. 1. What is your assessment of the Obama Administration’s; February 2015 National Security Strategy of the United States of America? 2. How should the US transform the Washington D.C. interagency process, the national security agencies, and the National Security Council to meet the international security challenges of the 21st Century? 3. Does the national security intellectual community need to update Just War Theory for the global war on terrorism

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