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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2005. For current conferences, please see the conference page at www.us-taiwan.org.
The United States–Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2005 was held September 18-20, 2005 in San Diego, California. This was the fourth in a series of ongoing conferences addressing the future of U.S. defense cooperation with Taiwan, the defense procurement process, and Taiwan's future defense and national security needs.

The first conference in this series was held in St. Petersburg, Florida in March of 2002, the second in February 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, and the third in October 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Keynote Addresses
The 2005 conference featured keynote addresses by speakers both from Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense and from the U.S. Departments of Defense and State.

Conference Program
Sessions at the United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference featured one moderator and several speakers. Each speaker presented a short summary of a paper on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint, followed by a moderator-driven question and answer period. This format provides the maximum amount of time for exchanges between the panel and the audience, offering a forum for substantial and valuable interaction and discussion.

Breakout Sessions
Three sub-sessions within Session IV concentrated on each branch of the services: Army, Air Force, and Navy. These sessions consisted of discussions focusing on current issues from the perspective of each individual branch, Army, Air Force, and Navy.

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