How It Works

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
During this course, our main focus of effort will introduce students to the tools developed to understand a historic event through the lens of the time that an event occurred: Thinking in Time Analysis vs. Revisionism and Re-evaluation of “Ways of War” modeling.
Course Dates:
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4 weeks


Tony Piscitelli

Dr. Tony Piscitelli is a Military History lecturer for Norwich's School of Graduate Studies. He is a reformed political scientist turned military historian, with a special interest in military affairs and the American Revolution. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow in History with an emphasis on War Studies and the US Marine Corps. His first book, The Marine Corps Way of War, was published in 2017. From 2007-19, he was an adjunct professor of Maritime Security in the Global Transportation Department at SUNY Maritime College whose courses included Supply Chain Cyber Security. Dr. Piscitelli was the designer and team-teaching lead for the SUNY Maritime Cyber Security Studies Group. Additionally, Dr. Piscitelli was the former Founder, Board Chairman, President, and CEO of American Defense Systems. He is an acknowledged expert in security and anti-terrorism security systems (physical, operational cyber, and electronic) with 39+ years of experience and a specialization in blast, ballistic, and forced-entry mitigation. He and his company played an active role in Global War on Terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom–Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom for the DOD and other agencies.


Cold War 2.0: A Brief History
In an effort to understand today as it relates to our past, we will briefly look at the history of post-World War II Cold War 1.0 (NATO / USA vs. Warsaw Pact / USSR).

Topics Include:

  • Poland and Operation Forward Pass as a framework
  • The concept of brinkmanship
  • Berlin Air-Drops, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Fall of the USSR
  • Vietnam and Afghanistan as Proxy Wars

Who Should Register:

  • History buffs
  • Teachers of history, government, social studies, or politics to enhance knowledge and earn professional development hours and CEUs for annual teaching license renewal

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted. Designed by an expert team of military historians and learning experience designers.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms
Build your knowledge repository with weekly quizzes, open group discussions, and even the occasional debate.


Cold War 2.0: A Brief History
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
Be prepared to learn from each other