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National Security

National Security


Do you know what it takes to keep an entire nation safe? It not only requires knowledge of how to handle disasters, but it also demands a cool head and tremendous leadership abilities. Learn about the critical elements of the job, such as evaluating satellite information, analyzing training procedures, assessing military engagement, preparing intelligence reports, coordinating information with other security agencies, and applying appropriate actions to various threats. Discover the requirements of our nation’s most demanding career.

  • Throughout recent decades, there has been a shift in America from a culture where terms like “national security” were not well known to a country so concerned with security that political campaigns are now won and lost based on border defense strategies. We’ll trace the development of national security in the United States, from the beginning of an idea to the thriving and huge Department of Homeland Security. You’ll learn the ins and outs of U.S. homeland security strategy, understand the agencies that oversee the response we have come to expect during disasters and emergencies, and identify the attitudes that drive the theories surrounding one of the most important issues of our time.

    What will you learn in this unit?

    • Explain the evolution of national security from World War II to the present day.
    • Identify what the term “national security” means and its specific areas of concern.
    • Trace the structural changes within our national government that have occurred as a result of the development of national security strategy.
    • Explain how the Department of Homeland Security oversees the national security system and the major agencies involved.
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