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(DOD Illustration by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bao Huynh and Spec. Christopher Green)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 20, 2015) – The Program on Terrorism and Security Studies starts today at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here.

The PTSS course addresses numerous aspects of a threat that confronts nations around the globe. The four-week course is designed for government officials, military officers and police administrators currently working in mid- and upper- level management positions of counterterrorism organizations throughout the world. Today, the participants – 72 from 54 countries – are studying What is Terrorism: Definitions and Terms from Professor Jim Howcroft, PTSS course director. They also received welcoming remarks from U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Keith Dayton, Marshall Center director, and alumni briefing.

The mission of the Marshall Center, as a vital instrument of German-American cooperation, is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships; promoting active, peaceful, whole-of-government approaches to address transnational and regional security challenges; and creating and enhancing enduring partnerships worldwide.