Strengthening US Extended Deterrence in East Asia

This project is funded by the MacArthur Foundation to study the credibility and effectiveness of US extended deterrence in East Asia in a very dynamic strategic environment. The goal of this project is to strengthen US extended deterrence in East Asia by offering policy prescriptions to the United States and key regional governments based on an assessment of evolving regional, global, and technological trends, as well as robust engagement with key experts and opinion-makers from the region to better grasp their perceptions.
  • Transcript: The Future of US Extended Deterrence in East Asia

    Atlantic Council

    The Future of US Extended Deterrence in East Asia

    Welcome:
    Jon Huntsman,
    Chairman,
    Atlantic Council

    Moderator:
    Barry Pavel,
    Vice President and Director,
    Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security

    Speakers:
    Richard Armitage,
    President,
    Armitage International

    Kurt Campbell,
    Chairman and CEO,
    The Asia Group, LLC

    Location: 1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower),
    Washington, D.C.

    Time: 2:30 p.m. EDT
    Date: Monday, October 6, 2014

    Transcript by
    Federal News Service
    Washington, D.C.


    JON HUNTSMAN: Well, I think it's probably time to call this gathering to order. Thank you all for joining us here at the Atlantic Council. I'm delighted to welcome, introduce our two featured experts today, Rich Armitage and Kurt Campbell, friends both, who will take us through the key issues featured in their just released chairman statement and in the Atlantic Council's report "The Future of U.S. Extended Deterrence in Asia to 2025."

    Now, this report is a product of an independent and bipartisan Atlantic Council Task Force, convened by the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, to conduct analysis and make actionable recommendations regarding the challenges and opportunities to strengthen U.S. extended deterrence in East Asia over the coming decade.

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    This event is a public release of a brief Chairmen's statement co-written by Secretary Armitage and Dr. Campbell, as well as an Atlantic Council report produced by Mr. Robert A. Manning, senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. The Chairmen described the implications of the evolving strategic situation in East Asia, analyzed the perspectives of key East Asian actors on how ongoing development affect the credibility of US extended deterrence in the region, and offered recommendations on how the United States and its allies can enhance strategic stability in the region.

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