Richard Perle served as chairman of the Defense Policy Board, assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, and a staff member to Senator Henry Jackson (D-Wash.). Mr. Perle is coauthor of An End to Evil(Random House, 2003) and author of Hard Line, a political novel. He codirected AEI's Commission on Future Defenses.
Member, 1987-2004; Chairman, 2001-2003, Defense Policy Board, U.S. Department of Defense
Producer, PBS, The Gulf Crisis: The Road to War, 1992
Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, 1981-87
Staff Member, Senator Henry Jackson (D-Wash.), 1969-80
It is hoped that President Obama's misadventures in foreign and security policy are due to inexperience and naiveté,and that he can learn from mistakes made in his first year in office to improve his foreign policy going forward.