Iraq and Their Role on Asian Countries
On July 8, Retired Adm. Dennis Blair, former Pacific Commander in Chief, delivered the luncheon keynote address on U.S. force restructuring at a conference on the impact of the war in Iraq on Asian security issues. The event, co-hosted by the CSIS, Asia Society, and the CNA Corporation, featured panel discussions on U.S.-China-Taiwan relations; extremist elements in South and Southeast Asia; the demonstration effect of Iraq on North Korea; and the implications of success in Iraq on U.S. plans to restructure its regional forces. "In the aftermath of the Iraq war, the United States is confronted with an Asian security environment that is undergoing dramatic changes," says Kurt Campbell, director, CSIS International Security Program. "The war has caused the region itself to question the nature and purpose of American power."
Opening Remarks Audio, Panel One Audio, Panel Two Audio