NPTS Professor and MonTREP Senior Researcher Jeffrey M. Bale was among those interviewed by Vice News concerning the 28 pages redacted by the Bush Administration from the US Government’s bipartisan 9/11 Report, which provided evidence of the reported involvement of Saudi officials in providing aid to some of the 9/11 hijackers. View full article here: https://news.vice.com/article/campaign-mounts-to-declassify-911-reports-references-to-alleged-saudi-involvement?utm_source=vicenewsfb
The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program at the Monterey Institute hosted its second annual workshop on special operations in counterterrorism bringing in experts in the field toMIIS to present March 28-30, 2014. Guest speakers from ranging from active duty military officers from Naval Post Graduate School’s Defense Analysis Department, Linda Robinson from RAND, as well as specialists from many other special operations fields, explored intelligence and SOF related challenges related to their roles in countering terrorism threats. Both intelligence and SOF have been instrumental in addressing all major threats to US National Security for the past several decades, however, since 9/11 both have increased in importance to U.S. policy makers as they address America’s new enemies; transnational, non-state actors with global reach and who are seeking access to weapons of mass destruction.
February 14, 2014 from 12:00-1:30PM, Morse B105
|With the career fair on February 28 and many of us enveloped in job / internship applications, the meeting will be led by General Howard and he will speak about networking, how to get interviews, resume building, the logistics of finding jobs. General Howard will be looking at resumes and offering invaluable advice so please bring your resumes.|
Professors Jeff Knopf and Sharad Joshi of the MANPTS program are presenting papers at the ISSS/ISAC annual meeting in Washington, DC, Oct. 4-6, 2013. This event is a joint meeting of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association and the International Security and Arms Control section of the American Political Science Association.
The next Terrorism Studies Club meeting will be held on Monday 30-September @ 1200 in room B104. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided, and our guest speaker will be cyber security expert and the director of the Monterey Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec), Dr. Itamara Lochard.
I hope you all had a restful, yet productive summer. On behalf of the Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP) and the Terrorism Studies Club (TSC), I would like to welcome all incoming MANPTS students, as well as welcome back all of the returning MANPTS students. I have a couple of quick announcements for prospective/continuing employees of MonTREP and those that are involved in the TSC or would like to join:
Again, I hope everyone had a great summer, and I look forward to seeing you on Monday!
In an article published this morning by the Los Angeles Times, MonTREP’s director, Gen. (RET) Russell Howard gave insight into the recent threat escalation following intercepted communication between al-Qa’ida’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and AQAP’s de facto leader, Nasser Wuhayshi. Read the article here.