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Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC) Participants Convene at Ft. McNair
On June 18, more than 60 people from 18 countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America met in CHDS cyberspace to began the three-week distance learning phase of the Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC). Participants and facilitators reviewed, analyzed, and discussed readings, in preparation for the course’s intensive in-residence phase, July 16–27, 2012.
On July 16, as participants arrived at Fort Lesley J. McNair for the first time, Dr. Richard Downie welcomed them to CHDS. The CHDS Director advised students that the next two weeks would be rigorous and challenging, but that they should also find time to enjoy the attractions of summer in Washington, D.C. Dr. John Yaeger, Vice-President of Academic Affairs for the National Defense University (NDU), welcomed students to the NDU campus and spoke about the robust, collaborative academic partnership between CHDS and NDU.