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National Defense University

The National Defense University (NDU) is a multifaceted Department of Defense institution. NDU is increasingly recognized as a focus for “whole of government” education, and it carries out three missions: primarily education, along with research and outreach. Located at Fort Lesley J. McNair in southwest Washington, D.C., with a second campus in Norfolk, Virginia, and a program in conjunction with Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the university began in 1976. Its faculty and staff intertwine civilians hired under Title X of the U.S. Code, agency personnel on loan for a fixed period of time, and active-duty or reserve military officers, offering a unique blend of understanding to teach current personnel about national security strategy here and abroad. Its role as a focal point for interagency and ...

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