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Courses

HIST 1571 American Military History from the World Wars to 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan, 1900-2014

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

America is finishing up two wars, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. They have been the longest wars in American history and have ended amid much ambivalence about the US engagement in each place and the results. They are part of a series of wars that America has fought as a global power, with a global reach, sending its forces thousands of miles from home. That global reach is not new, and goes back all the way to 1898 and the Spanish-American War. This course will look at the American military experience from our first tentative steps onto the global stage in 1898, to the earth-spanning conflicts of World War I and II, to the nuclear tension of Cold War conflicts, and finish with the current Long War against terrorism, and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Must be enrolled in Summer in Washington

Classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time. Find similar upcoming programs by tag: history, military, summer, Washington D.C.

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