A Conversation with Sir Angus Houston, Co-Lead of Australia's New Defence Strategic Review
The CSIS Australia Chair and The Cohen Group cordially invites you to "A Conversation with Sir Angus Houston, Co-Lead of Australia's New Defence Strategic Review."
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm AEDT
Last year, the new Australian Labor Government announced that it would undertake a Defence Strategic Review. This was intended to allow the new government to review the country’s defense strategy and to respond to what Richard Marles, the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, has characterized as the “the toughest strategic environment [Australia] has encountered in over 70 years.” On April 24, the Labor Government released the unclassified version of the Defence Strategic Review.
Please join the CSIS Senior Adviser and Australia Chair Charles Edel on Wednesday, May 17 at 8:30 am EDT (May 17, 10:30 pm AEST) for a conversation with Sir Angus Houston, Chief of Australia's Defence Forces (2005-2011) and co-lead of the new Defence Strategic Review, as Sir Angus outlines the current challenges the Australian Defence Force faces and reviews the DSR's key recommendations. Secretary William Cohen, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Chairman of The Cohen Group, will offer introductory remarks for this discussion.
CSIS's Australia Chair conducts independent policy research aimed at strengthening U.S.-Australia relations. The Chair is endowed through the generosity of Pratt Industries.