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Emerging security threats in the central region

March 06, 2018

This report originally published at centcom.mil.

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Directors of Military Intelligence (DMI) from all seven Central and South Asia (CASA) nations and a cross section of America’s intelligence and academic community experts on Central and South Asia gathered at U.S. Central Command headquarters, Feb. 21-23.

The meeting included representatives from all seven CASA nations to include; Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan,

Discussions aimed to improve common understanding of present and future threats facing the Central Asian region, and lay the ground work for increased regional intelligence cooperation.

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MG Karen H. Gibson, USCENTCOM Director of Intelligence, chaired the event. “The discussions were fruitful and marked another solid step forward in developing a multilateral solution and approach to common concerns such as transnational terrorism,” said Gibson.

The conference supports USCENTCOM’s mission to “promote regional stability” and “improve partner nation capabilities and cooperation.”

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