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Korean Peninsula Affairs Center presents: Donald P. Gregg

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South Korea's Transition from Military dictatorship to Vibrant Democracy In the early 1970s, there was a country in Northeast Asia that had started a covert nuclear weapons program, was secretly buying advanced weapons systems from Europe, and whose intelligence service routinely used torture against citizens judged to be disloyal to their country. That country was South Korea, which today is widely recognized as Americaʼs strongest Asian ally, and one of Asiaʼs most vibrant democracies. Ambassador Gregg was CIA station chief in Seoul from 1973 to 1975, served as national security adviser to Vice President George H. W. Bush from 1982 to 1988, was Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1989 to 1993, and is chairman emeritus of The Korea Society. He is a member of the KPAC senior advisory group.


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