Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a discussion with the Commander of US Pacific Command (PACOM), Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III.

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III will discuss the near- and longer-term outlook for Pacific Command to reinforce the US security architecture of alliances and partnerships in an uncertain and dynamic security environment. The Asia Pacific region is a vital driver of the global economy and is also the most militarized region in the world, with seven of the world’s ten largest standing militaries and five of the world’s declared nuclear nations. The US plays an important role in the Asia-Pacific and this role will continue to be solidified geographically and through its alliances and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific. The commander will provide an overview of the challenges facing PACOM as it executes the Obama administration’s core defense strategic priorities.

This event is part of the Cross-Straits series of the Scowcroft Center’s Asia Security Initiative, which examines strategic and current affairs surrounding cross-straits relations.

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III
US Pacific Command

Paula Dobriansky 
Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard University

Barry Pavel
Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council