John E. Endicott, director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy at Georgia Tech, has been appointed attachÈ for the 45-member Mongolian Olympic team.

Dr. Endicott said that the team has few financial resources and will need assistance in many of its expenses ranging from transportation to uniforms.  Support is expected from both local and other agencies and businesses to enable the team to participate in the Games, he said.

According to Dr. Endicott, the team will include participants in the horsemanship, archery, weightlifting and some track and field events. 

A specialist in Japanese studies, Asian defense studies, American defense policy and military education, Dr. Endicott has a professional academic interest in Mongolia.

Mongolia also is one of the countries involved in discussions that he has been leading to create a nuclear-free zone in a region including the Korean peninsula and parts of Russia, China, Japan and the U.S. Although Dr. Endicott’s efforts are being conducted independently of the U.S. government, he received permission from the government to initiate the discussions with the highest levels of the governments involved.

Dr. Endicott is a former director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, a policy oriented research organization serving both the Secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He may be reached by calling (404) 894-9451; fax, (404) 894-1903.