Thirty Years After the Fall of the Soviet Union
November 20, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Brick Store Museum Program Center
4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
“Eastern Europe: Thirty Years After the Fall of the Soviet Union” is the topic of the November 20, 2021 meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Maine Chapter.
The speaker will be Colonel (RET) William Hall. He was an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force and spent nearly 18 years overseas in Asia and Europe. He will discuss the Berlin Wall being torn down and the Soviet Union dissolving and what these actions had upon democratic capitalism under American leadership–which seemed to be the global future. He will include his analysis on Germany’s move toward reunification and on the former eastern European Soviet Republics and satellites that were developing in a new international environment. His observations will include what American policymakers expected, what actually happened, and where we are we now.
Colonel Hall is the president of the World Affairs Council of Maine and is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in politics and a master’s degree in foreign affairs from University of Virginia.
This the latest is a series of discussions relating to the importance of Intelligence in current public affairs. The AFIO meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, Maine. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.