A Conversation with the AUKUS Army Chiefs on Land Power’s Contribution to AUKUS Pillar 2

 Monday, March 11, 2024 4:00-5:00 PM EDT
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AUKUS, first announced in September 2021, is a trilateral U.S.-UK-Australia defense partnership composed of two pillars: Pillar 1 provides support to Australia in acquiring conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines; and Pillar 2 focuses on expediting cooperation in critical technologies. To date, Pillar 1 has grabbed most of the headlines. However, Pillar 2 is increasingly seen as a vehicle to increase near-term capability acquisition and presents an opportunity for land power to accelerate technological integration between AUKUS countries. 
 Last year, the Australian, British, and U.S. army chiefs signed a statement of intent identifying capabilities of priority for cooperation. This effort is intended to contribute to the broader work under AUKUS Pillar 2. In this panel discussion moderated by Dr. Charles Edel, U.S. General Randy A. George, UK General Sir Patrick Sanders, and Australian Lieutenant General Simon Stuart will discuss AUKUS Pillar 2 from a land domain perspective and how the three armies can work together to enhance collaborative efforts in capability developments. 

CSIS’s Australia Chair conducts independent policy research aimed at strengthening U.S.-Australia relations. The Chair is endowed through the generosity of Pratt Industries.  

The recording of this event will be available via the event page on csis.org

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