NS3037 The Role of Congress in U.S. National Security Policy

Survey of the roles, processes and orientations of the U.S. Congress in making national security policy. The course examines the powers and responsibilities granted to Congress by the Constitution, how the role of Congress has changed over time, and the way the role may evolve in the future. Specific topics include the budget process, War Powers, security assistance, and the problems of executive-legislative coordination in foreign and military policy making. PREREQUISITE: None.

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  • As Required