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PTSS 15-3

(DOD photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn /RELEASED)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 26, 2015) – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ryan Boyle, deputy director for the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, lectures on the definitions and terms of terrorism Feb. 25 to 72 participants from 54 countries 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.

The participants will learn Terrorist Motivations and Ideology by Dr. Sam Mullins, professor of Counterterrorism, and watch a video on suicide bombers today, Feb. 26. 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.