NEWS | March 6, 2018

Emerging security threats in the central region

By Tom Gagnier CENTCOM

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.

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.”