Activities: 2002: Bio: Wortzel

November 7, 2002 Director Larry Wortzel

Dr. Larry M. Wortzel, Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation.

Areas of expertise: East Asian politics and security, China, Taiwan, national security, military strategy, ballistic missile defense, foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence.      As an analyst of Asian affairs and a policy maker for the government, Larry Wortzel has focused on security, defense, political and economic issues since 1970. He served the U.S. military in Morocco, Korea, China, Thailand, and Singapore, including more than four years at the American Embassy in Beijing. He was the Assistant Army Attaché in China during the Tiananmen Massacre and in 1995 returned to China as the Army Attaché. He has also been a strategist for the Department of the Army, served on the counterintelligence and security policy staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as an Army Colonel, was Director of the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Dr. Wortzel's books include Class in China: Stratification in a Classless Society (Greenwood Press, 1987), China's Military Modernization: International Implications (Greenwood, 1988), and Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese Military History (Greenwood, 1999). In addition to these books, he has regularly published articles and monographs on Asian security matters.

He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, and attended the National University of Singapore. Dr. Wortzel earned his B.A. from Columbus College, Georgia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Wortzel serves as a commissioner on the Congressionally mandated U.S.-China Security Review Commission

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