Our in-class essay (mid-term exam) for Global Security Issues is on Wednesday morning, so in addition to these other projects, I've begun prepping for that requirement as well. We have the option of writing on either of the following topics:
1. What has impacted more on the condition of global security in modern times: the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 or the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001?Most of my peers are apparently writing on Question #1, so just to be ornery, I've decided to write on Question #2. Since I've been working on other stuff the last few days, I have a lot to review before I sit down to write the essay. Here are some of the items I'll be reviewing in part or in their entirety:
2. Assess the coherence and efficacy of the global strategy of the United States since 2001.
I also need to review some of Sloan to refresh on some of the specifics of "shock and awe" and the continuing influence of the so-called "Revolution in Military Affairs"/Transformation.
And that's just for GSI. At some point, probably Monday, I need to put in at least a bit of time reviewing the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, as well as the seminar question sheet for our 09:00 seminar/tutorial/recitation on American nuclear strategy, and the slide deck for our 14:00 lecture on Russian nuclear strategy. So, if I'm a bit quiet during the course of the next few days, that's why: I have a lot on my plate at the moment.