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Bruce Klingner is Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.
Prior to joining Heritage in 2007, Klingner spent 20 years in the intelligence community working at the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency. In 1993, he was the selected as Chief of CIA’s Korea Branch which provided analytic reports on military developments during the nuclear crisis with North Korea. From 1996-2001, Klingner was the Deputy Chief for Korea in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence where he was responsible for analyzing Korean political, military, economic and leadership issues for the president and other senior policymakers.
Klingner is a distinguished graduate of the National War College where he earned a master’s degree in national security strategy in 2002. He also earned a master’s in strategic intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College and has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Middlebury College.