Course description

America is finishing up two wars, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. They have been the longest wars in American history and have ended amid much ambivalence about the US engagement in each place and the results. They are part of a series of wars that America has fought as a global power, with a global reach, sending its forces thousands of miles from home. That global reach is not new, and goes back all the way to 1898 and the Spanish-American War. This course will look at the American military experience from our first tentative steps onto the global stage in 1898, to the earth-spanning conflicts of World War I and II, to the nuclear tension of Cold War conflicts, and finish with the current Long War against terrorism, and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Must be enrolled in Summer in Washington

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Summer 2022:

Section ID:HIST 1571 101-SEM
Program:Cornell in Washington Summer Program
Session:Summer Extra-session
Class dates:June 6-August 2, 2022
Final exam/project due:Tuesday August 02, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:TR 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM / TBA
Mode of instruction:In person
Instructor:Silbey, D. (ds90)
Max. enroll:20
Restrictions:Must be enrolled in Summer in Washington
Notes:Must be enrolled in the Summer in Washington Progam
Related:Co-offered with : HIST 6571 101-SEM
To enroll:See Cornell in Washington Summer Program for enrollment information.