The National Strategy: Explain the importance of having a strategy to secure and defend the nation.

NATIONAL STRATEGY PAPER
For this assignment, you will conduct research on the national strategy of the United States and its relationship to strategic competition. The product of your research will be a background paper that covers the following requirements:
1) The National Strategy: Explain the importance of having a strategy to secure and defend the nation.
2) The Department of Defense: Explain the role of the Department of Defense in achieving national strategic objectives.
3) Strategic Competition: Explain the relationship between the U.S national strategy and strategic competition.
4) Technical Accuracy & Coverage: The paper must convey your own original thoughts and ideas that are well supported and properly integrated. Support your main points with details, personal examples, credible outside sources, or a combination thereof (as applicable) that are adequate, relevant, and understandable.
5) Format and Mechanics: The paper must meet the following formatting and mechanics requirements:
a. The paper must contain a purpose, outline of main points, and summary/conclusion IAW AFH 33-337.
b. Explanations flow logically through main points to the conclusion.
c. Formatted using Times New Roman, 12pt Font; 1-inch margins all around; single spaced within paragraphs; and double-spaced between paragraphs.
d. Page numbers begin from page 2 onward, placed at the header, flush with right margin.
e. All other grammar, formatting, mechanics, etc. must be consistent with guidance in AFH 33-337, The Air Force Tongue & Quill.
f. Any sources/references used must be credible and cited in the Chicago Manual of Style format. (Credible sources means from Air Force, DoD, or other credible publications/media; NOT Wikipedia, Reddit, or blogs).
g. Paper is one full page in length (two pages max), not including reference page.
Rubric
National Strategy Background Paper
National Strategy Background Paper
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNational Strategy
3 pts
Highly Effective
2 pts
Effective
Explain the importance of having a strategy to secure and defend the nation.
1 pts
Marginally Effective
0 pts
Marginally Effective
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDepartment of Defense
3 pts
Highly Effective
2 pts
Effective
Explain the role of the Department of Defense in achieving national strategic objectives.
1 pts
Marginally Effective
0 pts
Marginally Effective
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStrategic Competition
3 pts
Highly Effective
2 pts
Effective
Explain the relationship between the U.S. national strategy and strategic competition.
1 pts
Marginally Effective
0 pts
Marginally Effective
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTechnical Accuracy & Coverage
3 pts
Effective
Provide adequate & relevant support for main points conveyed through your own original thoughts/ideas. Proof and/or clarification support appropriate; details, examples, and/or statistics understandable.
2 pts
Marginally Effective
1 pts
Marginally Effective
0 pts
Marginally Effective
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat/Mechanics
3 pts
Effective
Open paper with a purpose, provide outline of main points, and end with summary/conclusion. Paper flows logically through main points/topic to conclusion. Sources/references used are credible and cited according to the Chicago Manual of Style format. Formatted IAW assignment instructions and the Tongue & Quill; Paper is One to Two pages (not including reference page).
2 pts
Marginally Effective
1 pts
Marginally Effective
0 pts
Marginally Effective
3 pts
Total Points: 15

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