On Wednesday, May 22 at 10:50 a.m. ET, the Atlantic Council will host an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring General CQ Brown, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he discusses the challenges the joint force faces today and what to expect in the years ahead. This event is part of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s flagship Commanders Series programming, generously supported by Saab.

Today, war in Ukraine, conflict in the Middle East, and brewing tensions in the Indo-Pacific—stemming from both China and North Korea—present challenges for the United States military’s ability to effectively meet the demands placed on it. In the coming years and decades, the United States’ enduring military advantage will only be tested further, when facing the challenge of technologically, economically, and militarily prevailing against two great-power rivals, China and Russia, and simultaneously dealing with other conflicts in an increasingly unstable geopolitical environment. 

General Brown will discuss how the United States is prioritizing efforts across the Joint Force to meet these challenges and ensuring military readiness and resiliency as other flashpoints crop up around the globe. 

This edition of #ACFrontPage, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Forward Defense program, will take place in person at the Atlantic Council studios in Washington, DC. In-person attendance is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis through registration. The event will also be livestreamed on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter). To join us in person or virtually, please complete the registration form.

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An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


General CQ Brown, Jr.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
US Department of Defense

Opening remarks

Michael Andersson
Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Affairs

Board Director
Atlantic Council

In conversation with

Courtney Kube
National Security and Military Correspondent
NBC News

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The Commanders Series, generously supported by Saab, is the Atlantic Council’s flagship speakers’ forum for senior military and defense leaders.

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