March 09, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Importance of Strengthening Logistics Infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific Region with Admiral Davidson


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services (SASC) Subcommittee on Airland, today discussed logistics infrastructure with Admiral Philip Davidson, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, during a hearing of the full Armed Services Committee. Video of the Senator’s questions can be found here.

“Enhancing our logistics infrastructure is critical to building a combat-credible deterrence in the Indo-Pacific region,” Duckworth said. “I look forward to working with Admiral Davidson on achieving this important objective by investing in our logistics capability and capacity.”

Last Congress, Duckworth questioned Admiral Davidson on the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act and how it would affect U.S. relations in the region, as well as the importance of transportation and logistics networks in the Indo-Pacific. Duckworth also travelled to Thailand and Vietnam as part of a congressional delegation (CODEL) in 2019, where she addressed graduating cadets at the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (CRMA), met with top government officials and received an audience with the Princess of Thai, Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.