INT 609 Case Studies in Covert Action

This course is a graduate-level seminar in which students study and evaluate various declassified covert operations in light of their goals, planning, execution, success or failure, and fallout that may have resulted. Students will use these case studies to gain a deeper understanding of how to plan, run, and terminate covert operations for maximum benefit and minimal negative fallout while maintaining the necessary degree of deniability.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Explain Covert Action and its related vocabulary

Illustrate successful and failed Covert Actions.

Summarize policy and principles related to covert action and government policy.

Describe the infrastructure required to support Covert Action. 

Examine moral concerns related to Covert Action, and the role of Congressional Intelligence Oversight.

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