Richard A. Clarke is a former U.S. government official who specialized in intelligence, cyber security and counter-terrorism. Until his retirement in January 2003, Mr. Clarke was a member of the Senior Executive Service. He served as an advisor to four U.S. presidents from 1973 to 2003: Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Clarke?s memoir about his service in government is “Against All Enemies”. He is currently Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, and a contributor to GoodHarborReport.com. He also recently published his first novel, “The Scorpion’s Gate” and a second, “Breakpoint”, in 2007.
Clarke’s positions inside the government have included: United States National Security Council, 1992-2003, and United States Department of State 1985-1992. In 2004, Clarke testified at the public 9/11 Commission hearings. He was the only member of the Bush Administration who provided an apology to the family members of victims along with an acknowledgement of the government’s failure.