What is the U.S. Army's role in an oceanic theater that spans half the globe, where China increasingly asserts itself for strategic advantage? General Charles A. Flynn, head of the U.S. Army Pacific, said that the nation's land force provides two distinct values in a maritime region: (1) supporting allies and partners and (2) providing enabling capabilities to the Joint Force, including sustainment and logistics.

Flynn spoke at an event at the RAND Corporation that was hosted by RAND vice president Sally Sleeper. Sleeper is the director of the RAND Arroyo Center, which conducts research and analysis for the U.S. Army. Flynn's presentation was followed by a panel discussion with RAND researchers Jennifer Kavanagh, Michael J. Mazarr, and Jennifer D.P. Moroney.

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