Sep 29, 2023  
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CMR 552 - Spy Tech and its Role in Global Conflict Management

Credits: 3
US national security and global stability with it, depend not only on whether or not the US has the military might to achieve its national security goals, but also whether or not it is in danger, and if so, where, who, to what extent, how, and with what, its adversaries were seeking to attack the US. This course will focus on the modern-era technologies of ISR, from radio and radar detection, through image-taking, both by film and by electronic means and the other spectra which have been discovered and exploited over the years. How these tools were and are deployed, and the nature and effects of their deployment, from the first lighter-than air balloons of WWI, through the fast fighters with cameras instead of guns in WWII, through bombers, spy satellites, ELINT, SIGINT, through the U-2, SR-71, through to the satellites and spy drones of today, will all be examined. This course will cover the eras in which these technologies were discovered and exploited, and the effects and ramifications of these technologies will also be examined.  

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