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Spring 2024
Course Instructor

This course examines the major threats facing the United States through the lens of the US Intelligence Community (IC), both domestically and internationally. Through a series of lectures and guest speakers, students will gain a deeper understanding of the most pressing and pertinent threats to US national security. From a domestic perspective, the course will address threats facing the homeland in regards to domestic terrorism, climate change, political polarization, political extremism and paralysis, and cybersecurity. From an international perspective, the course will address threats faced from our current adversaries, namely, China, North Korea, Russia, Iran, and other hostile states. Students will leave the course with a more thorough understanding of the current threats facing the homeland and how the US can best position itself to address those threats. Additionally, students will more fully comprehend the effects that current public policy has on the United States’ ability to defend itself, both from domestic and international threats. PPHA 33420 Contemporary US Intelligence is not a pre-requisite for this class.

Quarter Title Instructor Day(s) Time(s) Syllabus
Spring 2024 Contemporary US Intelligence II: US Threat Assessments - Domestic & International Michael Quigley Monday 8:00am-10:50am Syllabus