Role of the US Military in the Indo-Pacific

In this public lecture, Lieutenant General David H Berger explores the strategic military dimensions of operating in the Indo-Pacific.

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In this seminar, Lieutenant General David H Berger explores the strategic military dimensions of operating in the Indo-Pacific, including exploring how to translate strategic foreign policy and security aspirations into practical operations, activities and relationships. He discusses the implications of the US National Defense Strategy on the Marine Corps’ regional posture, and explains its role in assuring allies and partners, deterring adversaries, and serving as the Indo-Pacific Command’s crisis response force of choice.

Lieutenant General David H Berger assumed the position of the Indo-Pacific’s senior US Marine Corps Commander in August 2016, where he commands over 90,000 Marines across the region, approximately two-thirds of all operational forces in the Corps. Previously he served as Commanding General of I Marine Expeditionary Force from 2014 to 2016, and as Commanding General of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center from 2013 to 2014.

This public lecture was presented at an event hosted by the National Security College on 8 June 2018.

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