About the CTC

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point bridges the operational and academic realms providing present and future leaders with the intellectual tools needed to defeat and deter terrorist threats to our nation.

Unique Position
Recognizing the immediate need for a first-rate undergraduate education in intelligence and counterterrorism studies, the United States Military Academy at West Point opened the Combating Terrorism Center in 2003. The events of September 11, 2001 highlighted the changing and dangerous nature of the international security environment.