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The U.S. National Defense University (NDU) is an advanced education institution, or federal staff college, located at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, DC. NDU provides numerous interdisciplinary educational programs and opportunities for personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces and for civilians (including personnel from other countries around the world). Its mission, according to NDU’s website, is to support

the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders that have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.

NDU is funded by its parent agency, the U.S. Department of Defense. It is also related to a number of other agencies operating within the area of military ...

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