This final exam will test your ability to assess the strategic posture of the United States based on what you have learned in this course and any outside research you wish to bring in. Throughout this course we have studied how the American political system responded to external threats through innovation in grand strategy-here we consider the utility of learning from history in an analysis of past and present national security policy.
For your final exam, you will pick ONE of the two sets of questions below and address them in a 5-8 page paper (not including the cover and reference pages):
2.How would you describe the key features of the emerging global security environment of the 21st century? Which of these do you consider to be the most critical to American national security-and in what ways do they complicate policymaking? What, in your view, are the most important advantages and deficits the United States holds in this security environment? .