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Sep 22

Building and Operating Missile Defenses in Asia

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Panel 1: Missile Defense for Japan

Atsushi Ando
First Secretary, Political Section, Embassy of Japan

John Hill
Senior Country Officer for Japan, OSD/ISA/AP

Baker Spring
The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

Panel 2: Missile Defense for Taiwan

James Mulvenon
Deputy Director for Asia-Pacific Policy, RAND

John Pollin
Manager, International Business Development, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors

John J. Tkacik
The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

In the coming days, the United States will announce that it has the capability for the first time to defend itself against limited ballistic missile attacks. This initial capability is part of a broader American missile defense strategy designed to not only protect the homeland, but friends and allies and American troops deployed overseas. The ballistic missiles threat from China and North Korea is particularly troubling, especially as it relates to the defense of Japan and Taiwan. Join us at The Heritage Foundation as two distinguished panels of experts from the United States, Asia and the defense industry explore the challenges in developing and deploying missile defenses in Asia.

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