Our professional military education still lags in the attention it gives
to contemporary deterrence problems. We try to provide a comprehensive
framework for officer education across the strategic, operational, and tactical
domains but curiously fails to highlight the need to teach deterrence in the
professional military education classrooms. In this respect, we have to prepare
our students for deterrence and escalation issues. It is critical to adapt
their core curricula to include vital content on deterrence, escalation,
cross-domain conflict, and crisis management under the nuclear shadow.
Deterrence is not completely neglected in our core curricula, same individual
academic or research faculty offer electives, even first-rate elective classes
but still for a small number of students.