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Virtual Event | Defending Guam
The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test. (U.S. Army)
The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test. (U.S. Army)

Virtual Event | Defending Guam

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 14. Register for the event here.

Guam is a strategic hub for U.S. power projection in the Western Pacific. China poses a significant missile threat to this U.S. territory and can hit targets on Guam with ballistic missiles from the land, and ballistic and cruise missiles from air and maritime platforms. Due to its strategic importance and the risks it faces from China and North Korea, the Indo-Pacific Command and the Missile Defense Agency have made defending Guam a top priority. On Friday, April 14th, Hudson Institute will premiere a two-part panel examining this crucial issue. The first panel will discuss the risk of Chinese aggression against Taiwan and the role that Guam should play in American deterrence, and the second panel will explore solutions for defending and utilizing Guam. Please join Hudson Institute for these important discussions.

Panel 1: Risk of Chinese Aggression

Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute

Patty-Jane Geller

Policy Analyst for Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense, The Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense

Matthew Costlow

Senior Analyst, National Institute for Public Policy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs (Moderator)

Senior Fellow and Director of the Keystone Defense Initiative, Hudson Institute

Panel 2: Solutions for Defending and Utilizing Guam

Timothy A. Walton

Fellow, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute

Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro

Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Blake Herzinger

Non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow, Pacific Forum

Peppi DeBiaso

Non-Resident Senior Associate of the Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), formerly the Director of the Office of Missile Defense Policy, Department of Defense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs (Moderator)

Senior Fellow and Director of the Keystone Defense Initiative, Hudson Institute

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