Richard A. Clarke

July 11, 2009

Photo credit: John Earle

Richard A. Clarke began his federal service in 1973 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  In the Reagan administration, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence.  In the George H. W. Bush administration, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs and then a member of the National Security Council staff.  He served for eight years as a special assistant to President Clinton and was National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism for both President Clinton and President George W. Bush.  From 2001 to 2003, he was the Special Adviser to the President for Cyberspace Security, and chairman of the President Critical Infrastructure Protection Board.  Currently, Clarke is an on air consultant for ABC News and an adjunct faculty member at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  He is now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, and the author of Against All Enemies and The Scorpion’s Gate.  He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

See essays by this author:
Richard A. Clark's Breakpoint: the future of terrorism?
See selected books by this author:
Breakpoint
Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It