Webinar Examines Army’s Role in Indo-Pacific

Webinar Examines Army’s Role in Indo-Pacific

Chinooks in Japan
Photo by: U.S. Army/Winifred Brown

The Army’s role in the Indo-Pacific, particularly as the U.S. military continues to increase its focus on the region, will be the topic of discussion during a June 23 webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The event, part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders series, will feature retired Navy Adm. Scott Swift, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet; Loren Thompson, chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute; and Tom Karako, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. It will be moderated by retired Gen. Robert Brown, executive vice president of AUSA and a former commander of U.S. Army Pacific.

The webinar begins at 2 p.m. Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

China is the military’s No. 1 “pacing challenge,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said, and the Army is making significant adjustments to better support the joint force in the Indo-Pacific. From multidomain task forces to modernization initiatives such as long-range precision fires, the Army is looking at what capabilities it will need to provide to compete, deter and fight if needed, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville has said.

“The Army will provide multiple options to the combatant commanders, multiple dilemmas to our adversaries,” he said earlier this year.

The Army also is working to strengthen its relationships with allies and partners in the region. “Together with allies and partners, we have many more options collectively than we do as individual nations to maintain our strength and readiness in the region,” McConville said in May during the Army’s virtual Indo-Pacific Landpower Conference.