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Rand Beers

Rand BeersAKA Robert Rand Beers

Born: c. 1942

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kerry foreign policy advisor

Military service: USMC (1964-68)

Rand Beers had a public service career spanning 25 years -- all the way back to the Reagan administration, where he was assigned to take over the terrorism and narcotics desk at the National Security Council following Oliver North. In October 1998, President Bill Clinton appointed Beers Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs.

Beers was assigned to counterterrorism in the George W. Bush White House. He lasted seven months before resigning unexpectedly, which apparently worried his bosses:

The source said that the concern by the administration about low morale in the intelligence community led national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to ask Beers twice during an exit interview whether the resignation was a protest against the war with Iraq. The source said that although Beers insisted it was not, the tone of the interview concerned Rice enough that she felt she had to ask the question twice.

Then, two months after resigning from government, Beers joined the John Kerry campaign as a foreign policy advisor.

Taught a foreign policy class at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government with Richard A. Clarke in 2004.

Wife: Bonnie Beers (school administrator, 2 children)
Son: Benjamin (b. 1975)

    University: BA History, Dartmouth College (1964)
    University: MA History, University of Michigan (1970)

    US National Security Council 2002-03
    Center for a New American Security Board of Advisors
    Securing America's Future Energy Founding Advisory Board

    Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (3-Nov-2004) · Himself
    Uncovered: The War on Iraq (20-Aug-2004) · Himself

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