Today is the first day of my National Security Policy course; website here, with syllabus. The National Security Policy course is one half of the core National Security major requirement at Patterson, the other half being Defense Statecraft. Did more than a bit of tweaking this year, adding the Drezner ed. Avoiding Trivia, subtracting a few things, and in general streamlining the course. I do have to say that I’m happy I established the blog requirement for both National Security and Defense Statecraft; we now have a four year record of what Patterson School students think and say about natsec that current students can refer back to.