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Larry Hanauer

Larry Hanauer worked in the Defense Attaché Office in Senegal; collaborated with DAOs in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East as a country director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and oversaw DAO operations as a staff member on the House Intelligence Committee. He is the author of several publications on China’s engagement in Africa.

Cutting US Defense Attachés from Embassies Abroad is a Bad Idea

Without them on the ground, or without the right rank, commanders and policymakers are mostly blind, deaf, and mute.