We need to consider what’s important here. We need to worry … a lot more about protecting our allies Japan and the Republic of Korea.

WAR ROOM welcomes Wallace “Chip” Gregson (Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps Retired), former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and former Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific to discuss the current and future relations between Japan and the U.S. and other issues of the Asian-Pacific Region. The long-standing friendship between U.S. and Japan remains vital as Japan reconsiders its military posture under the emergence of North Korea, China, and other regional competitors and challenges. What are U.S. options to keep this alliance strong in the years ahead?

 

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Wallace “Chip” Gregson (Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps Retired) is a former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and former Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. Ray Greene is a career foreign service officer with the Department of State specializing in the Asia-Pacific Region and a faculty instructor at the U.S. Army War College. The views expressed in this warcast are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

Photo: U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, right, Pacific Air Forces commander, greets Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Gen. Yoshiyuki Sugiyama, center, JASDF chief of staff, upon the arrival of attendees on day two of the 2017 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. 

Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kamaile Casillas

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