Vince Brooks quoted in U.S. Army article, “‘Week of the Warrior’ Puts ‘People First’ Into Motion”

"'It’s evident we still have a disease,' said [Vince] Brooks, when asked about his perspective on today’s challenge with diversity. 'We are not what we want to be and maybe not even what we think we are. The expectation is that [the military] will figure this out before anyone else in society. So, you have to keep wrestling with this. What we have to guard against is pre-judgements that then translate into action…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:58:45-04:00June 15, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Vince Brooks quoted in The Diplomat article, “Upgrading South Korean THAAD”

"The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the Korean Peninsula is a contentious issue between China and South Korea, with China concerned that THAAD is aimed at its ICBM installations. South Korea and the United States argue that THAAD is purely defensive, aimed against the threat of North Korean missiles. Since it is in terminal mode, with a range of 1,000km, the THAAD radar, known as AN/TPY-2 is unable to detect Chinese ICBMs. A Pentagon report [...]

2021-07-20T18:57:48-04:00May 10, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Vince Brooks quoted in The Korea Herald article, “S. Korea’s Nuclear Armament Will Only Justify N. Korea’s Nuclear Ambition: Vincent Brooks”

"Arming South Korea with its own nuclear weapons against threats from North Korea would only help justify the North's ongoing pursuit of nuclear weapons, and thus making it impossible to denuclearize the North, a former commander of US Forces Korea said Monday…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-23T09:16:31-04:00March 23, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Vince Brooks quoted in CNN article, “New Satellite Images Reveal North Korea Took Recent Steps to Conceal Nuclear Weapons Site”

"New satellite imagery obtained by CNN reveals North Korea has recently taken steps to conceal a facility US intelligence agencies believe is being used to store nuclear weapons, a move that could add to the growing sense of urgency from critics who argue the Biden administration needs to articulate a clear strategy on how it will deal with Kim Jong Un going forward... "'It is a moment of opportunity,' said Gen. Vincent Brooks, a retired US Army general who commanded United States [...]

2021-03-02T10:14:35-05:00March 2, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Vince Brooks quoted in Vice article, “The Military Can’t Save America From Trump”

"Part of the reticence about military involvement stems, former leaders said, from critiques of military involvement during the summer’s peaceful Black Lives Matters protests in Washington, D.C. 'I think that the events of the summer impacted the approach the military was expected to take,' General Vincent K. Brooks told VICE News. The former head of U.S. forces in Korea has written about the 'breach of sacred trust' that took place in June..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-01-19T10:53:56-05:00January 12, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Vincent Brooks interviewed on Horns of Dilemma podcast, “It’s Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula”

"In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Clint Work of the Stimson Center and Stimson’s 38 North program hosts a discussion between Gen. Vincent Brooks, senior fellow at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and Sheena Greitens, professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, about the Korean Peninsula. This group of experts assesses the security situation on the peninsula and how it affects U.S. security. The podcast discussion [...]

2020-11-18T16:10:24-05:00November 6, 2020|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Vince Brooks quoted in Foreign Policy article, “America’s Language of Mass Destruction Convinces Nobody”

"The threat of military action has become a constant of U.S. foreign policy toward the North. Retired Gen. Vincent Brooks, a recent commander of U.S. Forces Korea, argued for continuing to threaten military action against North Korea. Presidents should insist that 'all options are on the table,' he contended. He didn’t want war, he emphasized, but the threat should be part of the mix..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-10-23T17:25:11-04:00October 22, 2020|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Vince Brooks participates in CNAS roundtable, “A Conversation on Race in the Military”

"On October 21, 2020, the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted the second event in a multi-part discussion series on race in the military... Moderators Bishop Garrison and CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow Dr. Jason Dempsey hosted a conversation with General (Ret.) Vincent K. Brooks and Colonel (Ret.) John Tien. It focused on the journeys of two officers who entered military service as the first African American and first Asian American, respectively, to [...]

2020-10-23T17:16:37-04:00October 21, 2020|Cybersecurity & Defense, Social Impact|

Vince Brooks in conversation at the Atlantic Council, “North Korea’s Strategic Weapons: An Informed Conversation”

"In 2017, at the unprecedented height of North Korea’s strategic weapons testing, General Brooks was responsible for maintaining the armistice and commanding the defense of South Korea, while Mr. Garlauskas led the US intelligence community’s strategic analysis to characterize the evolving threat from North Korea. Audience members will have the chance to hear them exchange perspectives on the progress North Korea has made in its strategic weapons programs, what more to expect in the weeks and months ahead, and the implications [...]

2020-10-20T16:10:37-04:00October 2, 2020|Cybersecurity & Defense|
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