CSIS Tasked by DoD to Conduct Independent Study of Force Posture Positions for Pacific Command Area

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct an independent assessment of force posture options for the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility.

The independent assessment will include the following elements required by Section 346 of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 112-81):

(A) A review of current and emerging U.S. national security interests in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.

(B) A review of current U.S. military force posture and deployment plans of the U.S. Pacific Command.

(C) Options for the realignment of U.S. forces in the region to respond to new opportunities presented by allies and partners.

(D) The views of noted policy leaders and regional experts, including military commanders in the region.

The CSIS study is under the joint direction of David J. Berteau, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program, and Dr. Michael Green, senior adviser and Japan Chair.

For more information about CSIS and CSIS experts, please contact aschwartz@csis.org or call (202) 775-3242.


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