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    WMD seminar draws 43 people from 28 countries

    Seminar for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

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    Story by Deacon Westervelt 

    George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – The Seminar on Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism got underway here July 26 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies with 43 participants from 28 countries around the globe.

    Conducted in alliance with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction, the seminar takes a “comprehensive look at the pillars of combating weapons of mass destruction and the challenges posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear elements.”

    The course is presented to both civilian and military personnel in mid- and upper level positions from all over the world.

    The two-week seminar examines best practices for ensuring that participating nations have the fundamental knowledge to adhere to international agreements related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials; to prevent unsanctioned transfer of WMD materials; and to prepare for management of the consequences of a WMD event.

    The seminar finishes Aug. 9 and includes field study trip to examine German units that deal with nuclear, biological and chemical intents. For more information about the course, visit our web page on the topic. A brochure describing the course can be found here.

    Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Romania were among some of the 28 countries in attendance.

    The mission of the Marshall Center is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships, especially in the field of defense; promoting active, peaceful security cooperation; and enhancing enduring partnerships among the nations of North America, Europe and Eurasia.



    Date Taken: 07.31.2013
    Date Posted: 07.31.2013 04:45
    Story ID: 111106

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