Russian aggression, Iranian adventurism, Chinese land reclamation, and Middle Eastern instability pose a growing threat to U.S. allies and interests. At the same time, political will for a global U.S. military presence has declined and the defense budget continues to fall well short of combatant commander requirements. The decline in U.S. military strength, coupled with growing threats, continues to reinforce the importance of U.S. alliances in maintaining a robust and global military presence, and deterring and defeating a broad and geographically dispersed array of threats. Join us as Admiral James Stavridis discusses the future of NATO and other U.S. alliance structures.
More About the Speakers
Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.)
Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow