Research – CMCTO
Conceptual Model of Counterterrorist Operations
The Conceptual Model of Counterterrorist Operations (CMCTO) was developed during spring 2003 by the Peace Operations Policy Program with input from subject matter experts participating in its CMCTO workshops. Funding for development of CMCTO was provided by the National Defense University.
The present version of CMCTO (version 1.0) was released 24 October 2003; its development and content are documented in a paper entitled “The Conceptual Model of Counterterrorist Operations,” written by members of the POPP faculty and staff. Members of the counterterrorism and peace operations communities are invited to review and comment on CMCTO 1.0.
CMCTO 1.0 may also be viewed online, where it is presented in a “tree structure.” Note that clicking-on a folder icon next to a CMCTO function expands the tree to include the next lower level of CMCTO functions. Clicking-on the CMCTO function itself opens a page (in a new browser window) containing the function’s definition, citation of the source of that definition, and a “send comment” (via email) link. To return to the tree structure, simply close the browser window containing the definition, citation, and “send comment” link.
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