The panel was introduced by Xiao Yin Zhao, the Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and moderated by Dr. Clint Work, a Stimson Fellow leading congressional engagement on Korean peace and security issues. The featured speakers included: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Rick Martin of the American College of National Security Leaders (ACNSL); Col. (Ret.) Steve Lee, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA); and Jenny Town, Stimson Fellow and Deputy Director of Stimson’s 38 North program.
The United States-South Korea Alliance Amidst Uncertainty
The Stimson Center and Stimson’s 38 North program in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, presented a panel of experts to discuss the importance of the US-South Korea alliance amidst uncertainty. Based on their experience and expertise, the panelists offered informed commentary on the importance of the alliance as it relates to the wider strategic tapestry in the Asia-Pacific as well as the longstanding and deeply institutionalized nature of bilateral alliance relations on the Korean Peninsula.