Description: The course examines current U.S. policy and the capabilities of key agencies to disrupt, deter, and defeat terrorist networks. Seminar sessions follow four themes: understanding terrorist networks; relevant national security policies, strategies,
and plans; components of a comprehensive approach to countering terrorism; and methods to enhance the national security system to combat terrorism.
Test and Materials: To augment the learning opportunity, suggested supplemental course readings and videos will be provided through Blackboard approximately three weeks prior to the course start date. Individual instructors may provide additional materials in class.
Audience: This seminar is designed for senior foreign service officers, civil service officers, and military leaders (FS2-FS, GS14-GS15, and O5-O6) with a background in U.S. security strategy and initiatives and programs designed to combat terrorism.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Accreditation: JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.