Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea

Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani
January 23, 2018

The problem of North Korea festering since the 1953 armistice, has become a major threat to the security of the United States. With long-range missiles and nuclear warheads, the regime of Kim Jong-un will soon be able to hold American cities hostage and disrupt the delicate balance on the Korean peninsula and whole of East Asia. Finding a solution to the dilemmas posed in the current situation will require firm resolve, but most important solid knowledge.

Join us for a unique opportunity to listen a person uniquely qualified to answer our questions and to point a way forward. Ambassador Joseph DeTrani was the U.S. Special Envoy for talks with North Korea. In his presentation he will first provide a brief historical overview of issues affecting the Korean peninsula since 1945, then he will present options for dealing with a North Korea determined to be a nuclear weapons state.

Ambassador DeTrani was President of Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security and before that, the President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a professional Think Tank. He was the U.S. Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks with North Korea and the U.S. representative to the Korea Energy Development Organization. Ambassador DeTrani was an Associate Director of National Intelligence and Mission Manager for North Korea and the Director of the National Counter Proliferation Center, while serving as a Special Adviser to the Director of National Intelligence.  He currently is on the Board of Managers at Sandia National Laboratories. He served over two decades with the Central Intelligence Agency as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He established and directed the Agency’s first Information Technology Office, focused on Cyber security and its impact on national security. He has published extensively on issues related to North Korea, China, Cyber and nuclear nonproliferation.

Supported by the Albuquerque Journal, Urban Enhancement Trust Fund and
County Commissioner Wayne Johnson on behalf of District 5