Monthly Archives: April 2014

“Special Operations in Counterterrorism” Workshop Provides Unique Opportunity for NPTS Students

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The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program at the Monterey Institute hosted its second annual workshop on special operations in counterterrorism bringing in experts in the field toMIIS to present March 28-30, 2014. Guest speakers from ranging from active duty military officers from Naval Post Graduate School’s Defense Analysis Department, Linda Robinson from RAND, as well as specialists from many other special operations fields, explored intelligence and SOF related challenges related to their roles in countering terrorism threats. Both intelligence and SOF have been instrumental in addressing all major threats to US National Security for the past several decades, however, since 9/11 both have increased in importance to U.S. policy makers as they address America’s new enemies; transnational, non-state actors with global reach and who are seeking access to weapons of mass destruction.