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Press Release | April 12, 2018

2018 Symposium Registration Open: "Weapons of Mass Destruction: Weapons of Intimidation, Coercion, and War"

Fort Lesley J McNair  –  
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Registration is now open for the National Defense University (NDU) Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s 17th annual symposium, “Weapons of Mass Destruction: Weapons of Intimidation, Coercion, and War” on 20-21 June 2018 at NDU, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

The 2018 Symposium focuses on the evolving role of WMD within the geopolitical strategies, defense policies, and military plans of potential U.S. adversaries.  From Great Powers to violent extremist organizations (VEOs), numerous actors view WMD as a means to threaten the United States and its allies and partners, and to attempt to deter or combat U.S. military power.  The event will feature expert assessments of current and emerging WMD threats and the policies, strategies, and capabilities necessary to counter them at home and abroad.

The overall classification of the symposium will be SECRET REL FVEY level. Symposium registration is limited to personnel from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States who possess the requisite security clearance.

Space is limited! As in years past, we anticipate that we will reach our maximum capacity in advance of the event, so be sure to register soon to ensure your seat.

Full symposium details, including the agenda and registration information, are available here:

We encourage you to share this announcement with others in your office or organization. If you have any questions about the symposium, please direct your inquiries to