5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Cold War Legacies: Lessons from U.S.-Japan Military Strategies In The Pacific

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Webcast Recap

The United States and Japan played a key role in bringing the Cold War to an end by confronting the Soviet Union in the Pacific together. There were, however, considerable political and operational challenges that resonate today. Parallels in conflicts as well as security competition between East and West in the Pacific during the Cold War and tensions in the region are striking. Join us for a discussion on the lessons to be learned from the Cold War experience from political, strategic, and operational perspectives, and what implications they may have for future military strategies as well as peacetime operations.

Lunch will be served.


  • Narushige Michishita

    Global Fellow
    Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo; Former Japan Scholar
  • Peter Swartz

    Center for Naval Analyses
  • David Winkler

    Director of Programs, Naval Historical Foundation