A CONVERSATION WITH SECRETARY CHRISTINE WORMUTH ON THE ARMY’S ROLE IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY - The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense practice hosted a Commanders Series event on “A Conversation with Secretary Christine Wormuth on the Army’s Role in the National Defense Strategy.” Generously supported by Saab, this event took place on May 31, 2022.
Ahead of the release of the US National Defense Strategy (NDS)—which provides a road map for the Department of Defense’s priorities—we discussed how the Army is adapting to meet new strategic objectives. The recently released NDS Fact Sheet, a precursor to the strategy itself, stresses integrated deterrence, campaigning, and building enduring advantages, requiring the Army and its sister services to work together, coordinate with allies and partners, and defend across all domains and theaters of warfare.
Deterring China and then Russia remains a top priority. The US Army serves as a linchpin to joint operations in the Indo-Pacific, ready to support and enable the Joint Force in a future conflict scenario. Meanwhile, Russia’s war in Ukraine demonstrates the importance of ground support to NATO allies and other countries. This event considered how the Army can support US and allied security imperatives in line with the forthcoming NDS.
On May 31, the US Secretary of the Army, Hon. Christine Wormuth, joined us in conversation with the Wall Street Journal’s Vivian Salama to discuss the Army’s role in deterring and defending against threats to the United States and its allies and partners.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 05/31/2022