Mission, Vision and Goals

To become the Recognized DoD leader in integrating education, research, and critical thinking on unconventional weapons policies and operational practices.


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 weapons.

  • Educate Airmen and other USG leaders on how to think critically about the operational and strategic implications of unconventional weapons within the context of military operations
  • Produce quality research on relevant unconventional weapon issues that contributes to policy-making while advancing academic scholarship
  • Advise Air Force, DoD, and other USG policy-makers by offering critical insights and analysis on current and future (4-15 yrs) challenges posed by unconventional weapons