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 Richard Perle

Perle is a Consultant to the Secretary of Defense

and Consultant to several U.S. and multinational companies. From 1981 to 1987 he held the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, among other U.S. Government inter-agency groups.

"When he is not too busy at the Pentagon, or too busy running

Hollinger Digital
- part of the group that publishes the

Daily Telegraph
in Britain - or at board meetings of the

Jerusalem Post
, Mr Perle is "resident fellow" at one of the thinktanks -

the  American Enterprise Institute

(AEI). Mr Perle's close friend and political ally at AEI is

 David Wurmser

, head of its Middle East studies department. Mr Perle helpfully wrote the introduction to

Mr Wurmser's book, Tyranny's Ally: America's Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein.

"We are going to have to take the war against [the terrorists] often to other people's territory, and all of the norms of international order make it difficult to do that. So the president has to reshape fundamental attitudes toward those norms, or we are going to have our hands tied by an antiquated institution [the traditional international system] that is not capable of defending us."

Long-time Washington cold warrior Richard N. Perle is a man of many hats: Pentagon policy adviser, former Likud policy adviser, media manager, international investor, op-ed writer, talk show guest, think tank expert and, most of all, a man who ardently wants Saddam Hussein toppled. Known in Washington circles as "The Prince of Darkness", Perle is associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the Project for the New American Century, both of which have been prominent behind-the-scenes architects of the Bush administration's foreign policy, in particular its push for war with

. He is closely allied with Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, another Iraq hawk. Perle is also a vocal supporter of Israel and a critic of Saudi Arabia. Perle is on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), and is chairman of the Defense Policy Board, a Defense Department advisory group composed primarily of former government officials, retired military officers, and academics.

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That friendship may explain the origin of Woolsey's increasingly neoconservative leanings. Woolsey's friends—including Richard Perle, who served as assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan, and Paul Wolfowitz, the current under secretary of defense—are influential in securing appointments in both ...

During the George W. Bush years he was an insider in the crowd that included Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz, the guys who wrote the manifesto for the Project for a New American Century ,which served as the theoretical basis for the Iraq war. The idea was that America would be a benevolent unitary ...
Richard Perle, “Britain probably would have lost the war without American assistance”. That assistance extended to providing vital intelligence, and to “stripping part of the frontline US air forces” of the latest version of the Sidewinder air-to-air missile. Argentina, by contrast, and to its dismay, found itself the ...
In 1993, Lobe reminded readers, Bolton joined the right-wing Manhattan Institute, and subsequently the neoconservative-dominated American Enterprise Institute (AEI)—home to such hawks as former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, former Defense Policy Board chairman Richard Perle, and Vice President Cheney's ...
These included Dick Cheney, I. Lewis Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wulfowitz, Eliot Abrams, John Bolton and Richard Perle. Today, the US government is taking actions that seem almost insane, risking a nuclear war with Russia and simultaneously alienating China. In the long run, such hubris cannot ...
With them, he emerged as one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the War on Terror. In 2004, Frum and former adviser to the Bush Department of Defense Richard Perle published a book titled An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror. Its text was as audacious as its title. “An End to Evil will define the ...
He was echoed by neoconservatives Richard Perle and David Frum who dutifully blueprinted the crusade ahead in their book An End to Evil. (“An end to evil!” my old professor Dr. Claes Ryn once exclaimed, his eyes twinkling. “Have you ever heard anything so absurd?”) A rash of looting after the invasion ...
He demanded in a public 2006 House Armed Services Committee meeting that former Pentagon adviser Richard Perle “apologize” to the nation for “misleading” lawmakers on grounds for the war. Jones also made national news when he requested that the U.S. House cafeteria replace French fries on the ...


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