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

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.

Date & Time

Monday
Mar. 7, 2016
12:10pm – 1:30pm ET

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

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.


Hosted By

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

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