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Assistant Secretary of Defense Discusses India Meeting Priorities
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Aug. 29, 2018 | 01:17:32
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver discusses Defense Secretary James N. Mattis' priorities for the upcoming 2+2 India meeting at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, Aug. 29, 2018.
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Statement on CSIS Independent Review of U.S. Defense Strategy in The Indo-Pacific Region


On Jan. 20, 2016, the Defense Department transmitted to Congress the independent review of U.S. Defense Strategy in the Indo-Pacific region conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The report was commissioned as a requirement of Section 1059 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015. The CSIS review does not represent the official position of the DoD, but it is consistent with the DoD's broad approach to supporting the U.S. rebalance to the Indo-Pacific region. It supports U.S. efforts to strengthen, enhance and broaden our alliances and encourages building cooperative defense relationships with regional partners. Its recommendations also parallel department efforts to update operational concepts and military capabilities to ensure that the future force remains capable of deterring and prevailing in potential conflicts.

Recent Trip

October/November 2015

Map of Carter travel locations: Alaska, South Korea, Malaysia, Hawaii.

Trip Highlights

  • Third visit to the Asia-Pacific in eight months.
  • Met with leaders from more than a dozen nations across East Asia and South Asia.
  • Helped advance the next phase of the U.S. military's rebalance in the region by modernizing longtime alliances and building new partnerships.
  • Attended the 47th annual U.S-Republic of Korea Security Consultative Meeting in Seoul.
  • Attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers Plus meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Delivered keynote address at the 3rd annual Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Photo Essays

Ceremony Honors Fallen Korean War Heroes

An honor guard detail provided by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command personnel conducts an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move 55 flag-draped transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA laboratory at JBPH-H for identification.

Repatriation Ceremony Honors Fallen Korean War Heroes

Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United Nations Command, delivered remarks as U.S. and South Korean defense officials repatriated 55 boxes of Korean War remains during a ceremony at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

U.S. Pacific Command protects and defends, in concert with other U.S. government agencies, the territory of the United States, its people, and its interests. With allies and partners, we will enhance stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression, and, when necessary, fight to win.
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