Feb 04, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SECS 6330 - Covert Action and Hybrid Warfare


Covert action has been an aspect of American statecraft since the War of Independence and it continues to be an important foreign policy tool used by many governments. This course explores the uses and limitations of covert action in a theoretical and historical context. Includes an overview of both Western and Soviet/ Russian approaches to covert action and of notable covert operations. It also explores the contemporary relevance of covert action in terms of counterterrorism, cyber warfare, and what has been termed ‘hybrid warfare’ or the use of non-military means for destabilizing other governments.