Larry M. Wortzel

Larry M. Wortzel Dr. Larry M. Wortzel is president of Asia Strategies and Risks, LLC, a sole proprietary company. He provides advice and research services on defense related issues, security, political and economic issues and strategy. His work focuses primarily on the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on China. He also has written extensively on ballistic missile defense, directed energy weapons, space warfare and cyber warfare developments and nuclear weapons policy. The majority of his work is for the Department of Defense or other U.S. Government agencies.

His experience during a 32-year military career is in leadership, light infantry operations, strategy development, signals intelligence collection, human source intelligence collection and counterintelligence. After retiring from the Army he was Asian Studies Center Director and Vice President for Foreign Policy and Defense Programs at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington, DC think tank. He is a commissioner on the congressionally appointed U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Larry Wortzel is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He studied Chinese at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and at the National University of Singapore.

He has shared his expert knowledge with CNN, ABC News, the BBC, Fox News, the Los Angeles Times, Chosin Ilbo, Dong A Ilbo, Sankei Shimbun, and the Taipei Times. He has appeared on Buchanan and Press, the Jim Lehrer News Hour, the O’Reilly Show, and the Chris Mathews Show.

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