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SYDNEY, Australia - As a part of NWC's ongoing support to the US Government’s Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) outreach effort, a combined Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) team designed and executed a series of Tabletop Exercises to introduce the practical application of the PSI “Statement of Interdiction Principles” during a recent Regional PSI Counterproliferation Workshop.
The CNWS team included Strategic Research Department Professor Andrew Winner, War Gaming Department Professor Mike Martin and Mr. Gary McKenna from the NWC’s Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment.
There were approximately 55 participants representing interagency teams from: Brunei, Marshall Islands, Samoa, South Korea, Cambodia, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. The workshop was co-hosted by the U.S. and Australian governments with presentations by representatives from New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and Singapore.
NWC and ONI Detachment Newport have been deeply involved with the PSI since September 2004 when the War College designed and hosted the first multinational PSI Interdiction Game. The most recent large-scale PSI game conducted at Newport took place in June 2007 when nineteen countries sent interagency teams for a week-long game.
Since then NWC and ONI Detachment Newport have been key participants in every major U.S. led PSI Game, workshop and tabletop exercise. NWC faculty and staff have additionally consulted with and supported many international partners in the design and execution of their own PSI events. From ONI Detachment
PSI-Workshop.jpg     SYNDEY, Australia (Sept. 19, 2009) Participants from throughout the region gather for a Regional PSI Counterproliferation Workshop, Sept. 19.  The Naval War College sent a team to execute a series of tabletop exercises. (Photo provided by ONI Det.)