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  • Homeland Defense & Civil Support

    Homeland Defense operations help ensure the integrity and security of the Homeland by detecting, deterring, preventing, or, if necessary, defeating threats and aggression against the United States as early and as far from its borders as possible so as to minimize their effects on US society and interests. [Civil Support addresses those DoD actions]
  • Irregular Warfare

    Adaptive adversaries such as terrorists, insurgents, and criminal networks as well as states will increasingly resort to irregular forms of warfare as effective ways to challenge conventional military powers. Advances in technology and other trends in the environment will render such irregular threats ever more lethal, capable of producing
  • Stability Operations

    If the U.S. military conducts [Stabilization, Security, Transition, and Reconstitution] operations in a country or region where stocks of WMD or [CBRN] materials are present as a legacy from the previous regime, timely elimination of these WMD and CBRN stocks, delivery systems, and possibly production facilities will be crucial for establishing a
  • Major Combat Operations

    The Joint Force, supported by other instruments of national and multinational power, conducts synergistic, high-tempo actions in multiple domains to shatter the coherence of the adversary's plans and dispositions and render him unable or unwilling to militarily oppose the achievement of U.S. strategic objectives. The U.S. military must be capable
  • Cooperative Security

    Cooperative Security is defined as the set of continuous, long-term integrated, comprehensive actions among a broad spectrum of U.S. and international governmental and nongovernmental partners that maintains or enhances stability, prevents or mitigates crises, and enables other operations when crises occur. Military activities undertaken in support
  • Deterrence Operations

    Deterrence operations convince adversaries not to take actions that threaten US vital interests by means of decisive influence over their decision-making. Decisive influence is achieved by credibly threatening to deny benefits and/or impose costs, while encouraging restraint by convincing the actor that restraint will result in an acceptable
  • Our Story

    HISTORYThe USAF Counterproliferation Center (CPC) was established in 1998 at the direction of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Located at Maxwell AFB, this Center capitalizes on the resident expertise of Air University, while extending its reach far beyond - and influences a wide audience of leaders and policy makers. A memorandum of agreement
  • Trinity Site Papers

    These papers are written by students and faculty assigned to the Air University and military defense analysts within the Air Force Counter-WMD Community of Practice. The purpose of these papers is to provide useful ideas and independent analysis of issues of current or potential importance to the Air Force Secretariat and Air Staff.    .tftable
  • Writing Awards

    THE THOMAS "DUTCH" MILLER AWARD   The Miller Award is presented to the individual who has researched, written, and published on the most immediately relevant and important Air Force counter-WMD or nuclear enterprise issue during the year. This award is limited to students at the Air Command and Staff College.   Colonel "Dutch" Miller served in
  • Writing for CSDS

    The issues are organized as a sub-set of the Air University's FY13 Strategic Issues List, and include selected topic areas from the USAF Institute for National Security Studies' FY15 list of research topics. If you are interested in publishing on a specific topic for the CSDS, this list provides a starting point. Prior to submitting a manuscript,

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