Now known as the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, it is a U.S. Department of Defense regional study, conference and research center.
It supports the U.S. Pacific Command strategy of maintaining security relationships with nations in the Asia-Pacific region. With an academic emphasis, the center focuses on addressing regional security issues and concerns.
“For the last 20 years, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies has made significant strides in educating, connecting, and empowering security practitioners,” Takai said, according to a press release from his office. “I would like to thank the Center for their leadership. I am pleased to see the APCSS renamed as the Daniel K. Inouye Center, honoring the legacy of the late senator who advocated strongly for peace and stability around the world.”
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