Former Deputy Secretary of Defense at the US Department of Defense
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"We urge you to turn your Administration's attention to implementing a strategy for removing Saddam's regime from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater.
We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing UN resolutions to take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council."
Excerpt of a Jan. 26, 1998 letter, co-signed by Paul Wolfowitz, sent to US President Bill Clinton from the Project for the New American Century
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council, 2008-present
President, World Bank Group, 2005-2007
Deputy Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense, 2001-2005
Dean and Professor of International Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, 1994-2001
George F. Kennan Professor of National Security, National War College, 1993
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, US Department of Defense, 1989-1993
US Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, 1986-1989
Assistant Secretary of State, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State, 1982-1986
Director, Policy Planning, US Department of State, 1981-1982
Visiting Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, 1980-1981
Director of Policy Planning, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Regional Programs, US Department of Defense, 1977-1980
Special Assistant to the Director of the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks, US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1973-1977
Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University, 1970-1973
Royal College of Defense Studies, 1988
PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago, 1972