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2019 Deterrence Symposium

U.S. Air Force Gen. Timothy Ray, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, provides perspective on deterrence during his keynote address at the 2019 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium at La Vista Conference Center in La Vista, Neb., July 31, 2019. This annual symposium draws academic, government, military and international experts with the goal of creating a forum to explore a broad range of deterrence issues and thinking. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie R. Matyascik)

2019 Deterrence Symposium

U.S. Air Force Gen. Timothy Ray, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, provides perspective on deterrence during his keynote address at the 2019 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium at La Vista Conference Center in La Vista, Neb., July 31, 2019. This annual symposium draws academic, government, military and international experts with the goal of creating a forum to explore a broad range of deterrence issues and thinking. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie R. Matyascik)

2019 Deterrence Symposium

U.S. Air Force Gen. Timothy Ray, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, provides perspective on deterrence during his keynote address at the 2019 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium at La Vista Conference Center in La Vista, Neb., July 31, 2019. This annual symposium draws academic, government, military and international experts with the goal of creating a forum to explore a broad range of deterrence issues and thinking. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie R. Matyascik)

OMAHA, Neb. --

Gen. Timothy Ray, Commander of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, spoke to more than 600 people in academia, government, military, and industry of 11 nations, July 31, at U.S. Strategic Command’s annual deterrence symposium.

 

He explained the command’s focus on “competing, deterring and winning” against threats in the 21st century. He noted that deterrence is only one aspect of U.S. nuclear business, explaining how the command is also focused on “warfighting and winning.”

 

Drawing parallels and examining differences of America’s airpower role in strategic deterrence from the 1940s, 1980s, and today, he offered praise of Allies and partners globally navigating many different geo-strategic challenges.

 

He focused on key aspects of the most recent National Defense Strategy, highlighting China and Russia and their effects on global order, and military competition.

 

This tenth annual symposium draws from academic, government, military and international experts, with the goal of exploring a broad range of deterrence issues during a single event.

 

You can view the deterrence symposium events livestream archives here: https://livestream.com/Stratcom and view Gen. Ray’s keynote speech here: https://livestream.com/Stratcom/events/8767483 Images are available here: https://www.dvidshub.net/tags/image/deterrencesymposium.