Lectures of Opportunity: "Security Assistance & Cooperation is America’s Ace in the Hole"

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Monday, September 27, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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U.S. Naval War College, LOO Coordinator

This event is for U.S. Naval War College students, faculty and staff.

Security Assistance & Cooperation is America’s Ace in the Hole: The View from Washington, DC to Geographic Combatant Commands

Mr. O'Keefe and Mr. Ballas will each give a short presentation on Security Assistance (SA) and Security Cooperation (SC) from their department perspective and then open the discussion to a panel format for questions. SA/SC falls under the umbrella category of advancing U.S. interests through building new and strengthening existing allies and partners capabilities and capacity to deal wit adversaries who threaten the free world. How SA/SC makes its way as a proposed initiative, through DC bureaucratic channels, commitment of funding, and execution in theater commands can be a complicated process. The more a national security professional understands in this space, the more it will help advance contributions for continued service. Afterall, America’s alliances and friendship with partner nations across the globe is our greatest asset and advantage in great power competition.

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