for a Free and Democratic IRAN

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

Richard Perle

Chairman of IFI Advisory Board

Richard served as the Chairman of Defense Policy Board at the United States Department of Defense (2001-2003) and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy at President Ronald Reagan's administration. (1981-1987)