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  • Lecture posted June 22, 2006 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Risks and Opportunities of a Rising China

    (Delivered May 23, 2006) In the international arena, China poses a challenge to the United States from a diplomatic, economic, and military standpoint. Beijing has adopted a strategy that focuses on the accumulation of strategic resources and the development of a productive capacity that attracts vast amounts of foreign capital, modernizes its industry, leaps China's…

  • Lecture posted November 4, 2005 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Sources and Methods of Foreign Nationals Engaged in Economic and Military Espionage

    As a former military intelligence officer who has tracked the activities of the People's Liberation Army and Chinese intelligence services for 35 years, I know of no more pervasive and active intelligence threat to America's national security than that posed by the People's Republic of China. The workforce available to the Chinese government and its corporations to…

  • Lecture posted June 6, 2005 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Change Partners: Who Are America's Military and Economic Allies in the 21st Century?

    Thank you for this opportunity to talk to you about our partnerships in the international community and how they further American interests and increase national security. We tend to throw out terms like "partner," "ally," or even "friend" pretty loosely, and what those terms may mean to each of us can be different. But all of you understand the nuances and…

  • Lecture posted June 2, 2005 by Norman Podhoretz, The Honorable Peter Whener, John Sullivan, Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D., Helle C. Dale The Bush Doctrine: What the President Said and What It Means

    Helle C. Dale: I'd like to mention that our event today is made possible by a generous contribution from Douglas and Sarah Allison, longtime supporters of The Heritage Foundation who have an abiding interest in public policy and who are taking a special role in promoting its research and education pro­grams in dealing with international relations. We're…

  • Commentary posted November 29, 2004 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Post-APEC Understandings on North Korea

    On November 12, in Los Angeles, California, President Roh Moo-hyun made a speech urging the United States to moderate its position with regard to North Korea. Last weekend, in Santiago, Chile, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) meeting, President Roh and President George W. Bush were able to agree on an agenda to address North Korean nuclear…

  • Commentary posted November 25, 2004 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Steady Course on Korea

    There should be little doubt about the direction of U.S. foreign policy in the second term of President George W. Bush, especially with respect to the Korean Peninsula. It stands to remain unchanged. Consider the Six-Party Talks initiated by Bush in his first term to address North Korea's outlaw nuclear weapons program. In the Sept. 30 presidential debate, Sen.…

  • Commentary posted November 5, 2004 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. What to Expect on the Korean Peninsula from a Second Bush Administration

    The principled approach that President Bush has taken in foreign policy has been validated by the results of the election on November 2, 2004. President Bush won the election with more votes than other any president in American history, and his party, the Republicans, have gained seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. In short, the majority of…

  • Backgrounder posted September 23, 2004 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D., Peter Brookes, James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Edwin Meese III What a Comprehensive Intelligence Bill Should Contain

    Congress is considering a plethora of recommendations to reform the U.S. intelligence community, a welter of 15 federal agencies and departments charged with getting, analyzing, and distributing information that will help get the terrorists before they get us. As the findings of the congressionally chartered 9/11 Commission make clear, few issues are more important.…

  • Lecture posted August 2, 2004 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Conservative Principles, Political Reality, and the War on Terrorism

    For 10 years, between 1991 and September 11, 2001, Islamic extremists carefully constructed a worldwide, clandestine organization of terror cells built to attack Western liberal society in general and the United States in particular. This secret army included operational cells with the mission of killing and destroying property, a financial support network, and an…

  • Testimony posted March 17, 2004 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Delivered to the Armed Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to address the threats posed by the proliferation of nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons and the means to deliver them. The dangers posed to the American people and…

  • Commentary posted August 11, 2003 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. China Waging War on Space-Based Weapons

    What is China's position on space-based weapons? Considering the gap between what officials in Beijing say and what they do on the issue, it's hard to get a straight answer. But let's look at the facts.   For some time now, China has spearheaded an international movement to ban conventional weapons from space. More than a year ago, the Asian superpower…

  • Testimony posted May 20, 2003 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. North Korea's Connection to International Trade in Drugs, Counterfeiting, and Arms

    Before the Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Management, Budget, and International Security Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to address the North Korean connection to international trade in drugs, counterfeiting, and arms. North Korea's exports from legitimate businesses in 2001 totaled just…

  • Lecture posted May 7, 2003 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Securing America's Critical Infrastructures: A Top Priority for the Department of Homeland Security

    The aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center illustrates the high vulnerability of America's infrastructure to terrorist attacks and the massive consequences of not protecting it. While the terrorists were able to utilize deficiencies in America's overall approach to intelligence sharing and aviation security, similar…

  • Testimony posted March 20, 2003 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. The Effects and Consequences of an Emerging China

    Testimony before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Washington, D.C. Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to address the regional factors related to China's rise as an economic and strategic power in East Asia. With respect to the security problems on the Korean Peninsula, China is a prime…

  • Commentary posted January 30, 2003 by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. ED013003d: Why the USA is OK in the ROK

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the alliance between South Korea and the United States, but there's been little celebration lately. In South Korea, anger over the acquittal for homicide of two U.S. servicemen who accidentally ran over two teenage girls with their armored vehicle has sparked anti-American protests in the capital and other cities. Meanwhile,…