The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security held its annual conference on missile defense on March 12, 2013. The conference prominently featured Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program Dr. Patrick Cronin in a panel discussion on msissle defenses with former USFK Commander Skip Sharp. Click here to watch panel discussion.
This year’s conference maintained its traditional focus on transatlantic missile defense, while also addressing other key regions, including Asia and the Middle East.US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James Miller opened the conference with the Obama Administration’s perspective on missile defense.
Brent Scowcroft Center Vice Chair Ellen Tauscher and former US National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley discussed global challenges to US missile defense in a luncheon keynote conversation. The conference also featured separate expert panels on missile defense challenges and opportunities in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the defense industry, in which Dr. Patrick Cronin participated.