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Richard A. Clarke

Richard A. ClarkeAKA Richard Alan Clarke

Born: 1951
Birthplace: Dorchester, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former US counter-terrorism czar

A Republican careerist with 30 years in the federal government who served under four Presidents: Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43. Resigned in early 2003. In March 2004, his book Against All Enemies, in conjunction with his testimony before the 9-11 Commission, created a storm questioning Bush's entire foreign policy and security platform -- the very issue he hoped to base his re-election upon.

Taught a foreign policy class at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government with Rand Beers in 2004.

Mother: Isabella M. Wardwell

    High School: Boston Latin School, Boston, MA (1968)
    University: BA, University of Pennsylvania (1972)
    University: MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978)

    US Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs (1989-92)
    US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence Analysis (1985-89)
    US State Department Various positions, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs (1979-85)
    Pacific Sierra Research Corporation Senior analyst (1978-79)
    US Defense Department Various positions, Office of the Secretary of Defense (1973-77)
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    Friends of Hillary
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Champion of Freedom Cybersecurity (1-Jun-2015)

    Zero Days (11-Feb-2016) · Himself
    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (13-Jul-2004) · Himself

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Richard A. Clarke

Author of books:
Against All Enemies, Inside America's War on Terror: What Really Happened (2004)
Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters (2008)

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