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POSTPONED The Challenge Ahead: Campaigning to Deter Global Threats with General Eric M. Smith, 39th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

Nov 1, 2023
12:00am to 12:00am ET


This event has been postponed and a new date and time will be announced shortly. Register below for event updates and reminders.

The Marine Corps is at a critical juncture as it redesigns the force to contend with the great power challenges it expects to face in the Indo-Pacific and Europe. As it implements force design changes over the next few years, the Marine Corps must continue to respond to global challenges. Campaigning, detailed in the recently published CNAS report Campaign of Denial: Strengthening Simultaneous Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific and Europe, highlights one such way the Marine Corps can leverage its peacetime posture, exercises, and activities to enhance deterrence.

What is the way ahead for the U.S. Marine Corps? How will the service balance longer-term force redesign with the demands of current operations? The wide-ranging conversation with General Smith will focus on future of the Marine Corps and how it is campaigning globally.

Join the Center for a New American Security on to be determined date and time for a virtual Mission Brief with General Eric M. Smith, 39th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, hosted by Defense Program Senior Fellow Becca Wasser.

This conversation is part of the CNAS Mission Brief speaker series, which features deep-dive discussions with senior U.S. and allied military and civilian leaders on future defense strategy and force planning.


General Eric M. Smith
39th Commandant, United States Marine Corps

Hosted by:

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

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