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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 24, 2013

REMINDER/THURSDAY: CARDIN TO CHAIR HEARING ON US-ASIAN SECURITY AND DEFENSE COOPERATION TO PROMOTE RULE OF LAW, PEACE AND STABILITY



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April 24, 2013


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Sue Walitsky (Cardin) 202-224-4524 or
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** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

 

 

CARDIN TO CHAIR HEARING ON US-ASIAN SECURITY AND

 

DEFENSE COOPERATION TO PROMOTE RULE OF LAW,

 

PEACE AND STABILITY

 

 

 

On Thursday, April 25 at 2:00PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will convene a hearing to examine the objectives of the defense and security elements of the Administration’s “Rebalance to Asia” strategy.  In advance of theShangri-La dialogue May 31-June 2, the subcommittee will review plans for bilateral and multilateral cooperation, assess our strategy to strengthen alliances and deepen partnerships with emerging powers, and evaluate military-to-military relationships in the EAP region as a as means to securing democracy and rule of law.

 

Rebalance To Asia II: Security And Defense: Cooperation And Challenges, will be the second in a series of hearings examining different elements of the Administration’s “Rebalance to Asia” policy, which realigns U.S. diplomatic, economic, and military resources toward the Asia Pacific Region to help create a regional set of norms that lead to greater peace, stability and economic growth in Asia.

 

 

WHEN:                        THURSDAY, April 25, 2013 AT 2:00PM ET

 

LOCATION:                   419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

 

WITNESSES:                 (Order subject to change)

 

PANEL I:

 

The Honorable Joseph Y. Yun

Acting Assistant Secretary

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

U.S. Department of State

                                   

                                    The Honorable David F. Helvey

                                    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for East Asia

                                    Office of Security and Defense

Department of Defense

 

PANEL II:

           

Dr. Janine Davidson

Senior Fellow

Center for a New American Security

 

Dr. Michael J. Green

Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair

Center for Strategic and International Studies