U.S. Defense Strategy in the Asia-Pacific
On April 7, 2011, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center hosted a roundtable discussion on “U.S. Defense Strategy in the Asia-Pacific” with featured guest Admiral Thomas Fargo. Also attending the discussion were representatives from the Japanese Consulate, local business leaders, non-profit executives, and local students.
Admiral Fargo had a distinguished thirty-five year career in the U.S. Navy, which culminated in his position as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) from May 2002 to February 2005. Admiral Fargo was the senior U.S. military commander in Asia responsible for joint operations of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force across PACOM’s 100 million mile area of responsibility.
Adm. Fargo holds the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies at The National Bureau of Asian Research.