Jeff W. Benson
Jeff W. Benson
Commander Jeff W. Benson is a military fellow with Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and commanded the USS Stethem (DDG-63), forward deployed in Japan, from 2017 to 2019.

US freedom of navigation operations do not, in and of themselves, raise the risk of a maritime incident. From the 1972 ‘Rules of the Road’ to the 2014 bilateral agreement on the rules of behaviour, the protocol exists for peaceful engagement.

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