North Korea: Russia and Space Satellite
Please join us for the 83rd episode of the Capital Cable. In this episode, we will discuss the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula, including North Korea's recent launch of a space satellite, growing cooperation with Russia, and increased activity along the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ).
We will joined by Gen. (ret.) Curtis “Mike” Scaparrotti, a senior counselor at the Cohen Group and President and Chairman of Korea Defense Veterans Association. Gen. Scaparrotti served as Commander, US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 2016 to 2019, and as Commander of UNC/CFC/USFK from 2013 to 2016.
In his distinguished 41-year career in the U.S. Army, he has also served as the Director of the Joint Staff, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, the Deputy Commander of US Forces - Afghanistan, the Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division. Additionally, over the years, General Scaparrotti served in key leadership positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic level of the United States military. These positions have included Director of Operations at US Central Command, and the 69th Commandant of Cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point. He has commanded forces during Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Support Hope (Zaire/Rwanda), Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina), and Assured Response (Liberia).
General Scaparrotti graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1978. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College. Additionally, General Scaparrotti holds a Master’s degree in Administrative Education from the University of South Carolina.
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