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Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities

Definition/Scope: (USMC MCWL) The Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO) is the think tank of the Marine Corps dedicated to developing new ideas and concepts and technologies to support the warfighter of the future. CETO analyzes and assesses emerging threats and studies the future security environment. From these threats, CETO gleans opportunities and stimulates thought and debate on issues of importance to the Marine Corps. CETO develops future warfighting concepts and experimentation. CETO supports the Corps? combat development and integration function and the needs of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. It covers the full spectrum of combat development-related missions. CETO assesses future threats and adversaries as well as associated geographic, environmental, economic and demographic conditions. The center was established November 2000 at the direction of the Senate Armed Services? Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Lawmakers had growing concern for the wide range of security challenges the United States might face in the 21st century. CETO operates as a division of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. It produces major studies, formal papers, reports, assessments, articles, briefings, seminars and conferences.



Broader Terms:

Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee
US Marine Corps

Narrower Terms:

future operational environment
future operations

Related Terms:

Future Combat System
Future Force Warrior
Future Warfare Center
Joint Futures Laboratory

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