Rear Admiral Joey Tynch, U.S. Navy, and Major Walee Roslie, Royal Brunei Air Force, during last month's Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise (CARAT Brunei 2018). (U.S. Navy/Johnson)
In this emerging era of near-peer strategic competition, both the Trump administration and Congress have renewed emphasis on interoperability with foreign partners. To be effective, the entire government must implement a comprehensive approach that is as agile, responsive, and efficient as the most lethal elements of the U.S. national security enterprise. Military involvement in security cooperation has been a key enabler in foreign policy because it has helped to forge closer ties with allies, potential allies, and coalition partners. This in turn has opened access to critical geographic areas and promotes American values that make the world more stable and free.