Wilson VornDick consults on national security, emerging technologies, and China for Duco and Rane. He received a B.A. from George Washington University and studied at East China Normal University in Shanghai. As an officer in the U.S. Navy, he served in assignments including the Chinese Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College, and the Pentagon. The views presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of any institution.
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Note: The views presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense. Ahead
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