Sasakawa USA Chairman Adm. Dennis Blair warned that a U.S. pre-emptive “bloody nose” strike on North Korea would be “high risk and unpredictable,” in an interview for “Former US Military Commander Warns Against ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea,” published in The Guardian on February 20. Blair is a former Director of National Intelligence and previously served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command.
Admiral Dennis Blair, Chair of Sasakawa USA, testified before the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee on January 30. Blair was a witness for a hearing on the “Situation on the Korean Peninsula and U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Pacific Region.” Blair is a former Director of National Intelligence and previously served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command.
Author: Teshima Ryūichi
US President Donald Trump kicked off his tour of Asian nations with his first visit to Japan, a vital ally to the United States. Summit meetings with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō produced agreement on the need for a stronger alliance to pressure North Korea and forge a free, open Indo-Pacific region. But can a fading American presence in the face of China’s rise be reversed?
Date: September 15, 2017
Sasakawa USA held an on-the-record policy lunch focused on “Japan’s Changing View of Collective Self-Defense: Past, Present, and Future.” The discussion featured a talk given by Koji Murata, professor of political science at Doshisha University, and was moderated by Daniel Bob, director of programs and senior fellow at Sasakawa USA.
Author: San Diego Union-Tribune
Sasakawa USA CEO and San Diego native Amb. James Zumwalt was featured in a recent San Diego Union-Tribune article for his work with the Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) in San Diego, as well as his long career in the State Department working on U.S. policy in Asia.