In a pioneering effort among international organizations, NATO has launched an online course on counter-terrorism. The course is based on the Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC) and offers a comprehensive distance-learning tool to help participants understand the challenges posed by international terrorism and develop effective responses.
The eCTRC provides a platform for an integrated, in-depth, and critical understanding of terrorism, according to Dr. Sajjan Gohel, Editor of the Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum. The course reflects NATO’s innovative capabilities by providing a hands-on learning tool for professional military education that brings together multiple disciplines and skill-sets, irrespective of geographical location.
The eCTRC includes over 350 diagrams, podcasts, pictures, and images, as well as 20 case studies and discussion tasks to ensure an interactive learning experience. It will be available on the Defense Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) eAcademy platform as well as on the learning websites of Allied Command Transformation, the NATO School Oberammergau, and the NATO Defence College. A sample version of the course is available for testing.
The eCTRC is a significant step in NATO’s efforts to counter terrorism. The course is designed to meet the needs of military and civilian personnel who are involved in counterterrorism operations. The course is expected to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective counterterrorism strategies and responses.
The eCTRC is also a reflection of NATO’s commitment to enhancing its education and training capabilities. The course is part of NATO’s efforts to modernize its education and training systems and make them more accessible and relevant to current and future security challenges. The course is expected to play a critical role in enhancing the capabilities of military and civilian personnel who are involved in counterterrorism operations.
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