Richard Perle

Visiting Scholar

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


M.A., political science, Princeton University
B.A., University of Southern California