DA3201 Strategic Decision Making for Special Operations

This course examines the unique relationships and associated risks between strategic, operational, and tactical decision makers during the conduct of unconventional warfare (with emphasis on military special operations). The course begins by surveying popular models and theories of U.S. Government decision making and bureaucracy, while using selected case studies to improve the student's diagnostic skills. Roles and relationships between key strategic and political stakeholders in this decision-making process are examined to better understand the practical environment. Lastly, students will develop alternative methods of high risk/high payoff decision making based on the course subject matter. Prerequisites: None.

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  • As Required