ON-Lion Letter
Although the United States military had identified armed groups and irregular warfare as major ongoing challenges, now and in the future, the education of both military and civilian forces has lagged behind.  To help better prepare tomorrow's warriors and their intelligence counterparts for the challenges posed by such groups and warfare in the 21st Century, the National Strategy Information Center (NSIC) in Washington, D.C., has developed a curriculum for faculties of the nation's professional military schools, colleges, and universities.

NSIC has been at the forefront of innovating and institutionalizing education on major dimensions of security studies with military and civilian partners for more than 40 years.  The new curriculum, published in NSIC's Armed Groups and Irregular Warfare:  Adapting Professional Military Education, was developed in consultation with the leadership of America's top military schools and refined at two week-long seminars for military and civilian faculty.

Armed Groups and Irregular Warfare is authored by Richard Schultz, Roy Godson, and Querine Hanlon.  Shultz directs NSIC's Armed Groups Project and the International Security Studies Program at Tufts University's Fletcher School.  Godson is president of NSIC and an emeritus professor of government at Georgetown University.  Hanlon as an associated dean at the National Defense University's College of International Security Affairs.

Their syllabus is in five parts, each with defined learning objectives, substantive subject matter, and annotated references to the key literature. 

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports NSIC.
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |