AR Breakfast “Dealing with North Korea”

Wendy Skratt

  • September 13, 2017
    7:00 am - 9:00 am

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani,

Former Special Envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea, The National Committee on North Korea

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Key to any potential success with North Korea is ensuring that the U.S., China, South Korea and Japan are united in their goal of comprehensive and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s recent extreme provocative behavior requires an equally compelling response. For the U.S., joint military exercises with South Korea should continue and be enhanced. Additional trilateral U.S., South Korea and Japan intelligence and military cooperation should be pursued, with plans for the introduction of additional missile defense systems in the region.

Ambassador DeTrani was President of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security. Prior to that, he was President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a professional Think Tank.  From 2003-2006, he was the Special envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea and the U.S. Representative to the Korea Energy Development Organization (KEDO). Ambassador DeTrani was then appointed as an Associate Director of National Intelligence and Mission Manager for North Korea.  In 2010 he was the Director of National Counter Proliferation Center and Special Adviser to the Director of National Intelligence.

Ambassador DeTrani served over two decades with the Central Intelligence Agency as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service. He was an officer in the Air Force and a distinguished military graduate at New York University (NYU).  He attended NYU School of Law and Graduate School of Business Administration.  He’s a fluent Mandarin, Chinese speaker and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published extensively on issues related to North Korea, China and nuclear nonproliferation.



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