Online Asynchronous
Dr. James Streckfuss

The course will analyze the military’s role in society by examining the evolution of war and the development of a professional military.  

A strategic view of all U.S. Army engagements from the American Revolution through the current War on Terror will be developed through the lens of the application or neglect of the nine principles of warfare: mass, objective, offensive, surprise, economy of force, maneuver, unity of command, security and simplicity.  

The course will explore the evolving influences of technology, engineering, and science development on military strategy and tactics.  The latter part of the course will include discussions of the increasing frequency of the U.S. military in multinational, joint operations as well as the role of the American military in humanitarian missions and the transition of the American soldier from warfighter to nation builder.  

Finally, the course will analyze lessons learned from current American operating environments in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military’s role in the War on Terror.

This course is cross-listed with MS 2051.