How Does the Indo-Pacific Defense Chiefs Conference Fit into Asia’s Security Landscape?

How Does the Indo-Pacific Defense Chiefs Conference Fit into Asia’s Security Landscape?

Last week, the United States and other select Indo-Pacific countries held another iteration of the Indo-Pacific Chief of Defense conference in the Thai capital of Bangkok. The engagement spotlighted the evolution of the institution within the wider U.S. approach to defense policy in Asia-Pacific under the new U.S. Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy. Over the years, the United States has held and supported various defense dialogues and consultations as part…