Military Education:

Actions on Recommendations Involving Institute for National Strategic Studies and Capstone

NSIAD-92-280: Published: Sep 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the professional military education activities at the National Defense University, focusing on congressional recommendations to: (1) establish a National Center for Strategic Studies; and (2) revise the Capstone General/Flag Officer Course curriculum and length.

GAO found that: (1) the National Defense University has not created a National Center for Strategic Studies because the National War College, the Institute for National Strategic Studies, and the Institute for Higher Defense Studies already perform the proposed center's functions; (2) the Institute for National Strategic Studies' educational responsibilities include conducting research, symposia, war gaming, and educational support to the National Defense University; (3) the National War College provides research and training in national security strategy and policy from a joint, multiservice perspective; (4) the Institute for Higher Defense Studies administers the Capstone course; (5) the 1989 Capstone course provided inadequate instruction on national security strategy, lacked exposure to agencies and service commands supporting national security programs, and was of insufficient length; (6) Capstone revised its curriculum with a greater emphasis on strategy; and (7) closer interface between Capstone and the research-oriented Institute for National Strategic Studies could improve and consolidate the Capstone curriculum.

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