PMA-101 Foundations of Political-Military Activity

Do you understand the explicit policy connection between US national security objectives and Security Cooperation (SC) programs, and the nuances and challenges to achieving them?  

By the end of this course, you will be able to answer this question. This course introduces evidence-based analysis of when SC did or did not successfully achieve US policy objectives and examines various impediments to those efforts. Using a case-based approach, you will identify where strategic logics or program implementation, despite repeated efforts and good intentions, consistently went amiss. By the end of this course, you will critically assess how your role in the security cooperation workforce can lead to improved national security outcomes, as opposed to creating endless activities bereft of US government and partner nation benefits.