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Deputy Defense Sec. Lynn to Address World Affairs Council on Asymmetric Threats

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lynnaudioDeputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III arrived in San Diego, Calif., yesterday to visit with service members and to discuss with leaders from high-tech companies the asymmetric threats the United States is facing.

Lynn will speak to members of the helicopter squadrons who deployed aboard the USS Carl Vinson, one of the first ships on the scene in Haiti. He also is scheduled to visit nearby Camp Pendleton, where he will receive briefings on how the Marines there prepare for deployment. Lynn also will meet with members of the 1st Marine Division.

After those stops, the deputy secretary then will move to Los Angeles to address the World Affairs Council. He will discuss the strategy that President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates have put into place, especially the focus on the asymmetric threats facing the United States. These include cyber threats, the threats posed by rogue states and missile proliferation, and the threats from terrorist groups who want to obtain nuclear technologies and materials.

Tomorrow, Lynn will continue to the San Francisco area, where he will meet with CEOs of high-tech companies in the region.

“I’ll be visiting Facebook [headquarters] and talk with CEOs there,” he said. “My focus will be cybersecurity and to get an industry, high-tech view of how they see the security challenge.”

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