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APCSS Activities Report - January 2012

New Director Tours Maluhia Hall


Maluhia Hall is on-schedule for a grand opening in Summer 2012. New APCSS Director, Lt. Gen.(ret.) Dan Leaf (center), recently toured the construction site which will provided an additional 10,000 sq. ft. of plenary and seminar room space to support future APCSS courses and workshops.

APCSS graduates its largest class

The increasingly popular Asia-Pacific Orientation Course is bringing more participants through the doors of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies with the passing of each class.


This week 118 Fellows completed the one-week course. It is the largest class in APCSS history.  Of the 118 Fellows, 19 were international Fellows who came from as far away as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. The majority of Fellows were from U.S. Pacific Command and other on-island major component commands, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard, USAID, and U.S. Strategic Command.


The course provides an introduction to Asia-Pacific culture, politics, protocols and challenges, while addressing U.S. interests in the region. The next APOC will be held in Washington, D.C. in April.

Faculty News & Publications

Note: The views expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.


   APCSS Director Air Force Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf congratulates Dr. Lori Forman with a new door sign, depicting her new title after receiving news that she earned her Ph.D. Jan. 20.



APCSS’ Dr. Bill Wieninger writes about “Extended Deterrence on the Korean Peninsula: Stability in an Age of Global Nuclear Reductions, Maturing Missile Defenses, and DPRK Provocations” in the latest Korea Review journal.


According to Wieninger, “Successive governments in South Korea and the United States have struggled to craft policies which will lead to the denuclearization of North Korea and limit its provocative behavior, but have not succeeded to date.  In the face of two major provocations in 2010, questions have been raised about the effectiveness of deterrence vis-à-vis North Korea. 


“This article argues that while provocations have and will occur, extended deterrence remains solidly in place.  South Korea and the United States can continue to pursue policies which reduce North Korea’s perceived security threat safe in the knowledge that the risk of large scale conflict on the Korean Peninsula is extremely low.”


The Korea Review is a new journal published by the International Policies Studies Institute (IPSI).


Dr. James Campbell published a chapter entitled, “Human Health Threats and Implications for Regional Security in Southeast Asia,” in the book, Human Security: Securing East Asia’s Future (B.C. G. Teh, editor), Springer, New York, 2012.


According to Campbell, this chapter discusses local and transnational public health challenges that threaten regional health security. 


“Infectious diseases, natural and man-made disasters and environmental change negatively impact human populations worldwide, but they are especially challenging for vulnerable populations in many of the developing nations of Southeast Asia,” said Campbell. “These health security issues represent non-traditional regional and global security challenges.”


Through a series of case studies, the chapter highlights the requirement for multilateral collaboration and cross-sectoral interagency cooperation, to achieve sustainable health security.  Best practices discussed include government cooperation and transparency, and engaging local expertise in health security planning.


19 Complete SEAPOC

Nineteen Fellows completed the Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC) 12-1 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on Jan. 20.

SEAPOC provides an overview of the Asia-Pacific region to senior military officers with respect for greater demands on their time and existing levels of knowledge. It also directly supports the U.S. Pacific Command by providing its staff and supporting components a compressed and comprehensive educational environment.


The Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC) builds upon existing Asia-Pacific experiences regarding trends and current issues shaping the Asia-Pacific security environment for senior military officers. It is a highly-intensive course with a mix of electives that focuses on specific issues as needed by senior officers.

In this issue:

New Director Tours Maluhia Hall

APCSS graduates its largest class

Faculty News & Publications

19 Complete SEAPOC



Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) Course 

Feb. 23- Mar. 23, 2012


Advanced Security CooperationMay 2 - June 5, 2012 


Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (Washington, D.C.)

Apr. 17-19, 2012


See Full Course Calendar


Recently, APCSS was pleased to host orientation visits by a number of distinguished visitors/groups including:


- His Excellency Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia


- Australian Air Vice Marshals Mark Skidmore (Air Commander Australia) and Melvin Hupfeld (TSC09-2 alumnus)


- VADM Jung Mok Sohn, Superintendent, Naval Academy, Republic of Korea


- Sen. Kalani English


- Maj. Gen. Peter Bayer, Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army


- USMC Command and Staff College


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