Practice of Diplomacy

NSEC 612 National Security and Diplomacy

Week 2 Forum

Practice of Diplomacy

Discussion Questions: What does “diplomatic” mean for the United States and how does the nation use this concept to implement the NSS? Also, discuss the National Defense and National Military strategies and how these documents correlate to the NSS? Do these documents have any effect on the nation’s diplomacy? If so, how? If not, why not? Finally, how does the Quadrennial Defense Review play a role?

Instructions: Fully utilize the materials that have been provided to you in order to support your response. Your initial post should be at least 500 words. Please respond to at least two other students. Responses should be a minimum of 250 words and include direct questions. You may challenge, support or supplement another student’s answer using the terms, concepts and theories from the required readings. Also, do not be afraid to respectfully disagree where you feel appropriate; as this should be part of your analysis process at this academic level.