August 10, 2020

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Markus V. Garlauskas

Markus V. Garlauskas is an independent strategic analyst who has specialized in North Korea for two decades. He led the U.S. intelligence community’s strategic analysis on North Korea as the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea from July 2014 to June 2020, after serving in U.S. Forces Korea for twelve years. Follow him on Twitter @Mister_G_2

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