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POSTPONED Mission Brief | The Role of Allies and Partners in the National Defense Strategy with Dr. Celeste Wallander

Nov 15, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thank you for your interest in joining CNAS for our latest Mission Brief discussion about allies and partners with Dr. Celeste Wallander. Due to scheduling conflicts this event has been postponed, and a new date will be announced soon. Check out the CNAS event page for other great programs.

About the Event

The recently released National Defense Strategy emphasizes the vital role allies and partners play in U.S. national security. Recent events, such as the coordinated international response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, have reinforced how allies and partners can strengthen deterrence. Given America's global responsibilities, it is critical that the United States works with allies and partners to manage potential crises. How does the Department of Defense plan to work with allies and partners to meet future challenges in Europe and elsewhere around the globe?

On Tuesday, November 15, from 12:00-1:00PM ET, the Center for a New American Security will host Dr. Celeste Wallander, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, for a virtual event to discuss how the Department of Defense plans to work with allies and partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to manage regional crises and achieve the aims of the National Defense Strategy.

This conversation is part of the CNAS Mission Brief speaker series, which features deep-diving discussions with the military and civilian leaders driving strategy and future force planning. Conversations cover a wide array of topics, including future defense strategy and force design, new operational concepts, and balancing readiness with ongoing operations.


Dr. Celeste Wallander
Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Hosted by:

Becca Wasser
Senior Fellow, Defense Program
Center for a New American Security

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