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D15. The American Way of War (Watters)

  • 03/28/2019
  • 05/02/2019
  • 5 sessions
  • 03/28/2019, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
  • 04/04/2019, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
  • 04/11/2019, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
  • 04/25/2019, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
  • 05/02/2019, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
  • AC-Kennedy Building Rm. 119
  • 13



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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