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  • Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies

    For two decades, the U.S. Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies (CSDS) has enhanced the national security community's discussion of issues involving nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons through its educational courses, research products, and weekly News and Analysis publication. In September, CSDS will mark 20 years of continuous
  • COURSES

    Air War College Electives NUCLEAR ISSUES: STRATEGY, TECHNOLOGY, AND POLICY This is a two-term course comprised of a research component and a classroom component. In this course, students will study the history of the U.S. nuclear weapons enterprise, analyze how the DoD has arrived at the current state of affairs, examine the Report on the 2010
  • WRITING FOR CSDS

    The issues are organized as a sub-set of the Air University's FY13 Strategic Issues List, and include selected topic areas from the USAF Institute for National Security Studies' FY15 list of research topics. If you are interested in publishing on a specific topic for the CSDS, this list provides a starting point.Prior to submitting a manuscript,
  • TRINITY SITE PAPERS

    These papers are written by students and faculty assigned to the Air University and military defense analysts within the Air Force Counter-WMD Community of Practice. The purpose of these papers is to provide useful ideas and independent analysis of issues of current or potential importance to the Air Force Secretariat and Air Staff.   .tftable
  • Professional Reading

    The attached reading lists represent a starting point for both junior and senior officers, as well as other interested parties, to learn more about the DoD nuclear enterprise, arms control, chemical-biological defense, and homeland security. These lists do not represent a complete bibliography of professional readings, but rather are intended to
  • Strategic Plan

    VISION To become the Recognized DoD leader in integrating education, research, and critical thinking on unconventional weapons policies and operational practices.MISSION Develop Air Force, DoD, and other USG leaders to advance the state of knowledge, policy, and practices within strategic defense issues involving nuclear, biological, and chemical
  • Our Story

    HISTORYThe USAF Counterproliferation Center (CPC) was established in 1998 at the direction of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Located at Maxwell AFB, this Center capitalizes on the resident expertise of Air University, while extending its reach far beyond - and influences a wide audience of leaders and policy makers. A memorandum of agreement
  • USAF Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies Faculty

    MR. AL MAURONI – DIRECTOR  Mr. Al Mauroni is the Director, U.S. Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies. In this position, he oversees education and research in counter-WMD policy and nuclear deterrence operations at the Air War College. He has more than 30 years of experience in Department of Defense (DoD) countering weapons of mass
  • NPR Next: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017

    NPR Next: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017 Edited by Dr. Mel Deaile and Al Mauroni, USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL  The Air University Deterrence Research Task Force, composed of Air War College and Air Command and Staff College students, developed a
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Deterrence and Assurance Missions: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Deterrence and Assurance Missions: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017 Edited by Dr. Todd Robinson and Al Mauroni, USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL  The Air University Deterrence Research Task Force, composed of Air War
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