ASSET: Brigadier General Kevin Ryan (US Army, ret.)
Mark caught up with retired US Army Brigadier General Kevin Ryan who leads the Elbe Group, a collaborative effort formed in 2010 between US and Russian former military leaders and former intelligence officers who gather together and discuss bilateral issues. The Elbe Group is organized by the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Like Mark, General Ryan is a graduate of the US Military Academy (West Point). General Ryan also has a Master's Degree in Russian Language and Literature from Syracuse and a Master's Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College at the National Defense University. As an expert on US-Russia security relations and military intelligence, he has published book chapters and more than 20 articles. He also holds expertise in missile defense and unmanned ground systems.