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Virtual Event | Deepening Defense Integration with Allies and Partners

Mar 1, 2023
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET


The 2022 National Defense Strategy identifies allies and partners as its "center of gravity." But it also notes the numerous strategic, institutional, and procedural barriers to realizing the full potential of defense cooperation. A recent CNAS report, No I in Team: Integrated Deterrence with Allies and Partners, found that without significant change, barriers ranging from export controls to information sharing may stymy efforts to strengthen the allied defense industrial base and enhance preparedness for future conflicts. To actualize integrated deterrence and achieve NDS objectives, the United States will need to make changes to improve cooperation with highly capable allies and partners, notably Australia and the United Kingdom.

On Wednesday, March 1, CNAS hosted a virtual conversation with senior defense experts. The discussion will focus on how to deepen defense cooperation and improve the prospects for a combined industrial base to mutually capitalize on the opportunities and benefits of greater integration.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Mara Karlin
Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary for Policy;
Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities
U.S. Department of Defense

Stephen Moore
First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy
Australian Department of Defence

Shimon Fhima
Director of Strategic Programmes
Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom

Becca Wasser
Senior Fellow
CNAS Defense Program

Mike Schnabel
Senior Director, International Operations and Policy
The Boeing Company

Moderated By

Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn
Senior Fellow and Director
CNAS Defense Program