Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW FALL QUARTER COURSE ADDED: JSIS B 424/524 Defense Policy and Arms Control

5 credits | I&S Credit | TH 3:30-6:20pm | SMI 305 | SNL: 23048

Students in the “Defense Policy and Arms Control” course will explore the key components of U.S. defense policy and the fundamentals of arms control. We will review the history of U.S., Russian, and Chinese nuclear strategy and forces as well as such key concepts as central and extended deterrence, escalation, counterforce and counter-value targeting, and the case for planning limited nuclear options. We will also explore a wide range of conventional military operations, including: major theater wars, counterinsurgency, stabilizationsecurity-transition, and reconstruction (SSTR), and counter terrorism operations, and peacetime engagement activities. Additionally, we will examine several aspects of arms control including reducing nuclear arms, banning nuclear testing, chemical and biological weapons, nuclear non-proliferation and limiting conventional arms in Europe.

About Ted Warner: Over a long career, Dr. Warner, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years, where he earned a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Air Force Academy, an analyst of Soviet military affairs at the CIA, an Assistant Air Attache’ in Moscow, and leader of a small staff group directly supporting the Air Force Chief of Staff. After 10 years as a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation, he became an Assistant Secretary of Defense, who served throughout the Clinton Administration with responsibility for a wide range of policy issues. More recently, Dr. Warner was a deputy head of the U.S. delegation that concluded the New START Treaty with the Russians in 2010 and currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner of the Bilateral Consultative Commission, which oversees implementation of that treaty. Dr. Warner has taught graduate seminars on defense and arms control policy at Princeton, Columbia and George Washington Universities.