A New US Strategy for the Middle East and the Opportunity for US Businesses More

A New US Strategy for the Middle East and the Opportunity for US Businesses More

Join us as Cipher Brief national security expert VADM Kevin Donegan (Ret.) offers perspective on US strategy in the Middle East today.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST 

The Cipher Brief welcomes former Commander of the US 5th Fleet, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Ret.) to talk about US strategy in the Middle East that includes China’s ambitions, new U.S. leadership, and business opportunities presented by the Abraham Accords and the future of terrorism and security in the region.

About the Speaker:

Former Commander of US 5th Fleet, the 32 Nation Combined Maritime Forces, and Director of OPS at CENTCOMVice Admiral Kevin Donegan, USN (Ret.), served as Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and Commander of the 32 Nation Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East. In those roles he led teams that planned and executed joint and combined combat, counter-terrorism and anti-piracy operations at sea and in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.

In the Pentagon he served as Director of the Navy Staff and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, for Operations, Strategy and Planning. He was responsible for integration of U.S. Naval forces and operations, international relations, and also oversaw the development of $160+ billion annual Navy budget. He led initiatives for accelerated learning and innovation across the Navy enterprise with focus on implementing cyber security, artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, and big data management into Navy programs.

Vice Admiral Donegan also led the team that developed the revised U.S. Maritime Strategy and was the Service lead for the Department of Defense Strategic Review, the guiding strategies for the Navy and Department of Defense.

Prior to that Admiral Donegan served as Director of Operations for U.S. Central Command (J3) where he managed combat ..

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