This five-week course will examine the evolution of American military policy from colonial militias to the present notion of a permanent professional establishment backed by overwhelming force. Topics to be covered include: what the Second Amendment really means; the value of professionalism; US as a reluctant world power; WWII and the power of technology; and the limits of Unlimited Power.
GROUP LEADER: Jed Watters was a history professor at Assumption College and WPI for more than 30 years. He is a retired Naval Officer and analyst at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609