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Richard A. Clarke Richard Clarke was born in 1951, the son of a Boston factory worker. He studied at the Boston Latin School (graduated 1968), received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and master's degree in 1978 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor. Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security.

Prior to his White House years, Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. During the Bush (41) Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990_1991 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements.

As a Partner in Good Harbor Consulting, LLC, Clarke advises clients on a range of issues including corporate security risk management, information security technology, dealing with the federal government on security and IT issues, and counterterrorism.

Richard Clarke is also an author of fiction and non-fiction novels.

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Richard A. Clarke Bibliography

  • Defeating the Jihadists: A Blueprint for Action - 2004

  • The Scorpion's Gate - 2005 (novel)

  • Breakpoint 2007 (novel)

  • Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters - 2008

  • Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (with Robert K. Knake) - 2010

  • How China Steals Our Secrets - 2012