“My policy research project was my most cherished experience here at LBJ,” said Amanda McKee, a 2018 MGPS graduate who studied the security, law and diplomacy track.
Amanda, along with her peers, participated in a policy research project (PRP) that examined integration and cooperation between the intelligence community and special operations forces in the years leading up to and after the 9/11 attacks.
Host Abhishek Mukund is joined by LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor Paul James Pope. Professor Pope discusses the changing relationship between the intelligence communities and special forces, namely the change that took place following 9/11. Professor Pope also helps break down what this relationship looks like in the field of action, and the important lessons we can learn from such a relationship that can be applied in other areas of domestic and foreign policies.
Prof. Paul Pope comments on the seventieth anniversary of "the most important piece of national security legislation ever passed," the National Security Act, passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by Democratic President Harry S. Truman.