Dispatches from Hanoi

| Daniel Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman
Former CIA Chief of Station

After much anticipation of a signing ceremony between the U.S. and North Korea this week, President Donald Trump and North Leader Kim Jong-un left Hanoi with no deal.  It was a move applauded even by President Trump’s harshest critics, as it became clear that the U.S. and North Korea, despite two high-profile summits, hold very different views on what a ‘good deal’ means for each side.

Cipher Brief Expert and former CIA Chief of Station Dan Hoffman was in Hanoi for the talks and filed this dispatch with The Cipher Brief before heading back to the U.S.

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The Author is Daniel Hoffman

Daniel Hoffman is a former Chief of Station with the Central Intelligence Agency. His combined 30 years of distinguished government service included high-level positions not only within the CIA, but also with the U.S. military, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce. Assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in both the Middle East and South Asia. During this time, Hoffman developed substantive expertise on geopolitical and... Read More

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