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N5-13

NATO Nuclear Policy Course

Conducted by PROT

Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with foundational knowledge of NATO’s nuclear policy, its nuclear capabilities, and the associated political consultation process.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Area: NOP - Nuclear Operations
Section: NO - Nuclear Operations
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: NOP-NO-21386

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N5-13-B-17 11 - 15 Sep 17
N5-13-A-18 09 - 13 Apr 18 0
N5-13-B-18 10 - 14 Sep 18 1

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please refer to the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

NATO Nuclear Policy Strategic Context with Associated Issues and Challenges: Given references, the student will explain Deterrence Theory within the context of NATO and current Nuclear proliferation challenges in accordance with NATO policies and posture.

National Nuclear Policies and Forces: Given references, the student will describe NATO, US, UK, and French nuclear forces and polices in accordance with the NATO consultation processes.

NATO Planning, Consultation, and Nuclear Strike Operations: Given references, the student will describe Nuclear weapons effects, NATO surety processes, and STRIKE planning in accordance with NATO doctrine and policies.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-3 through OF-6) or civilian equivalents assigned to undertake staffing positions that fulfil responsibilities associated with NATO nuclear policy.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-3 thru OF-6

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of formal lectures with panel-led question and answer periods. There is one group syndicate exercise on NATO’s nuclear consultation for strike operations.