Retired Lieutenant General Charles Hooper is the Former Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (2017-2020). LTG Hooper was commissioned in 1979 as an infantryman. Since then his political-military assignments include: Assistant Army Attaché to China; the Deputy Division Chief, War Plans Division; Senior Country Director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and U.S. Defense Attaché to the People's Republic of China among other prominent assignments. LTG Hooper joined The Cohen Group as a Senior Counselor in October 2020 following a distinguished 41-year military career. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
LTG Hooper is fluent in Mandarin and has had a truly fascinating career in the US-China military and policy relations. In the first part of the podcast we discuss the early days of his experiences in China from the 1980s, then we discuss some finer aspects of US foreign weapons sales and security cooperation, and finally we discussed his views on current US-China relations.
LTG Hooper on Twitter: @LTG_CHooper
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