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Mon, Jul 15, 2019

After Russian air defense deal, can Ankara and Washington repair their relationship?

The delivery of a Russian air defense system to Turkey has jeopardized the defense relationship between the United States and one of its most important NATO and regional allies.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

NATO Security & Defense

Fri, Jan 18, 2019

A look at Trump’s missile defense strategy

The Missile Defense Review lays out the new technologies that the Pentagon wants to combat what it sees as a growing missile threat.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Missile Defense

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Is North Korea Really Committed to Peace?

US intelligence officials believe that North Korea is continuing to build new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), despite North Korean leader Kim Jung Un’s promise to work towards denuclearization after a summit with US President Donald J. Trump in June. The intelligence findings, which were reported by The Washington Post on July 30, raise questions about […]

New Atlanticist by David Wemer

Korea

Patrick O’Reilly, Lieutenant General, US Army (retired)

Pat is a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where he focuses on strategic policies affecting business innovation, missile defense, energy and deterrence challenges. Pat is the corporate vice president for engineering at L3 Technologies and previously was the senior vice president of Alphabet Energy, an energy technology “start-up” company in the Silicon Valley. He is on the board of advisors of IP3 Corporation (a consortium of Nuclear Power, electrical distribution, systems engineering, and security companies) and ThermAvant Technologies (a thermal management technology company).  

Lieutenant General O’Reilly (Ret.) retired from the Army in 2013 after a thirty-five-year career highlighted by managing many unprecedented missile, radar, power, vehicle, engineer, watercraft, and logistic research and acquisition programs, cumulating as the director of the US Missile Defense Agency. Pat led the government integration of engineering teams and simulations across the aerospace industry and worked with all levels of the executive branch, congress, and the leadership of forty-two countries. A West Point graduate, Pat was an associate professor of physics at West Point with master’s degrees in physics, national security and strategic studies, and Management.  

Pat is a disaster relief associate for the American Red Cross, a member of the National Advisory Council of Spark 101 – a nonprofit organization focused on stimulating high school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math, and assists the poor as a St. Vincent de Paul Society case worker.