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Theater Security Decision Making Course Syllabus Cover with link to PDFThe National Security Affairs (NSA) Department’s course of study in Theater Security Decision Making (TSDM) is designed to engage intermediate-level military officers and U.S. Government civilians in the dynamic complexities of today’s national and international security environment.

Although the course offers a broad curriculum in contemporary security studies that encompasses a diverse spectrum of regional and global issues, particular emphasis is given to U.S. decision making processes and challenges at the theater-strategic level of the geographic combatant commands.
 
The TSDM curriculum is interdisciplinary – integrating concepts from international relations, foreign policy analysis, leadership and management theory, strategy, economics, psychology, and other disciplines – and seeks to foster critical thinking and analytical skills that draw on both the academic and applied professional spheres. Because of the theater-strategic focus of the course, each TSDM seminar will concentrate on a specific geographic combatant command.