U.S.-Australia-Japan Security and Defense Cooperation Forum

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 22, 2014


On October 22, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Chapman and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Kelly Magsamen led the U.S. delegation for the U.S.-Japan-Australia Security and Defense Cooperation Forum (SDCF).

The SDCF is an annual trilateral dialogue among Australia, Japan, and the United States that promotes cooperation in areas such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peacekeeping support, and maritime capacity building.

For further information, please contact the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at PM-CPA@state.gov.