Field Studies in National Security
The Field Studies program combines in-class study with international travel to provide students a first-hand examination of a specific country, region, or issue. Understanding the formulation and implementation of policy and strategy requires in-depth knowledge of the current and prospective foreign policy situation in nations and regions affected by U.S. policies, and even more importantly, an understanding of how such strategic judgments are formulated. The Field Studies program is designed to integrate all the themes of the core courses and meet NWC/JPME objectives by providing a "test bed" for the synthesis of the entire year's curriculum. These studies provide opportunities for NWC students and faculty to discuss policy issues with political, military, business, media, and academic leaders of other nations that affect the security of their nations and regions as well as the security of the United States. This interaction moves NWC strategic education from the theoretical world to the world of reality. There is no classroom substitute for the intensive learning that comes from face-to-face exchanges and personal experiences gained through discussions and activities associated with regional travel.
NATIONAL WAR COLLEGE ♦ 300 D Street SW ♦ Fort Lesley J McNair ♦ Washington DC ♦ 20319-4078
NATIONAL WAR COLLEGE
300 D Street SW Fort Lesley J McNair Washington DC 20319-4078