Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"I believed it was safer to assume Saddam Hussein was trying to fulfill his long-demonstrated quest for WMD [Weapons of Mass Destruction] than to interpret the scanty intelligence available as evidence of a scanty WMD program. I still believe my judgment to support the invasion of Iraq was sound on the basis of the information available at the time."
Testimony before the US House Armed Services Committee Regarding Seven Steps to Overhaul Counterproliferation, Mar. 17, 2004
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consulate Generals, heads of government, Cabinet-level positions, military generals/admirals, Chief Weapons Inspectors, members of legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the US - Iraq conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Apr. 27, 2009-present
Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1996-2009
Former Chair, International and Global Affairs Faculty, Harvard University
Cowritten with Stephen LaMontagne, "Toolbox: Containing the Nuclear Red Zone Threat," The American Interest, Spring 2006
"How to Counter WMD," Foreign Affairs, Sep./Oct. 2004
Cowritten with William J. Perry, Preventive Defense: A New Security Strategy for America, 2003
Cowritten with Lewis Branscomb, Richard D. Klausner, et al., Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism, Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, National Academy, 2002
Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future, 2001
Preventive Defense: A New Security Strategy for America, 1997