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

Feb 10, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am ET


The 2022 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 Friday, February 10, CNAS hosted 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

For registration questions, contact Michael Akopian at [email protected]. For media inquiries, contact Cameron Edinburgh at [email protected].