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The Project For a New American Century

The Project for a New American Century, a think-tank including of some of the core policy advisors for the Bush Administration, has become notorious for articulating the need for a "new Pearl Harbor" in its 2000 policy paper Rebuilding America's Defenses.

PNAC Members Appointed to Bush Administration

The following PNAC members were appointed to serve in the George W. Bush administataion following the 2002 appointment of Bush by the Supreme Court.

member department title comments
Elliott Abrams National Security Council Representative for Middle Eastern Affairs President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
Richard Armitage Department of State (2001-2005) Deputy Secretary of State Leaked Valerie Plame's identity to Robert Novak in the Plamegate scandal
John R. Bolton Department of State U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Previously served as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs in the first administration of GWB.
Richard Cheney Bush Administration Vice President Former CEO of Halliburton, which recieved no-bid contracts in Iraq rebuilding
Seth Cropsey Voice of America Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, 1991. Voice of America Director of Policy, 1982-4
Paula Dobriansky Department of State Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs. National Security Council Director of European and Soviet Affairs, 1980-1987
Francis Fukuyama President's Council on Bioethics Council Member Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University. CFR member and Foreign Affairs Book Review editor 1  
Bruce Jackson U.S. Committee on NATO President Former Lockheed Martin VP for Strategy & Planning
Zalmay Khalilzad U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from November 2003 to June 2005
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Bush Administration (2001-2005) Chief of Staff for the Vice President Indicted by Federal Grand Jury on charges of Obstruction of Justice, False Statements, and Perjury and resigned October 28, 2005
Peter W. Rodman Department of Defense Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security since July 16, 2001. National Review Senior Editor. 2  
Donald Rumsfeld Department of Defense (2001-2006) Secretary of Defense Former Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences, the firm that developed Tamiflu, Resigned from office December 15, 2006
Randy Scheunemann U.S. Committee on NATO International Republican Institute member Founded the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
Paul Wolfowitz World Bank President Deputy Secretary of Defense, 2001-2005
Dov S. Zakheim Department of Defense Comptroller Former V.P. of System Planning Corporation
Robert B. Zoellick Department of State Deputy Secretary of State Office of the United States Trade Representative (2001-2005)

Other PNAC Members

member comments
Gary Bauer Former presidential candidate. American Values president.
Abram Shulsky Former Director of Office of Special Plans. Mentored by Leo Strauss.
William J. Bennett Former Secretary of Education and Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Empower America co-founder. Book of Virtues author.
Ellen Bork Deputy director of PNAC, and daughter of failed Reagan Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork
Rudy Boschwitz Former US Senator from Minnesota.
Jeb Bush Governor of Florida.
Eliot A. Cohen Professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Thomas Donnelly Lockheed Martin director of communications.
Steve Forbes Multi-millionaire publisher of Forbes Magazine. Former presidential candidate.
Aaron Friedberg Director of the Center of International Studies.
Frank Gaffney Columnist, founder of Center for Security Policy.
Reuel Marc Gerecht Middle East Initiative director.
Fred Ikle Center for Strategic and International Studies
Donald Kagan Yale University professor. Conservative columnist with State Department ties.
Jeane Kirkpatrick Former U.S. ambassador.
Charles Krauthammer Conservative columnist.
William Kristol PNAC founder and chairman, editor of The Weekly Standard. Political contributor for the FOX News Channel and regular contributor to Special Report with Brit Hume. chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan.
Christopher Maletz PNAC Assistant Director.
Daniel McKivergan PNAC Assistant Director. The Weekley Standard Research Director, 1995-7.
Richard Perle A PNAC founder, formerly of the Defense Policy Board. American Enterprise Institute fellow.
Norman Podhoretz Hudson Institute senior fellow. Council on Foreign Relations member. Father of New York Post columnist John Podhoretz. 3  
Dan Quayle Former vice-president
Stephen Rosen Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs, Harvard University.
Henry Rowen Former Rand Corporation president.
Gary Schmitt Executive Director of PNAC. Appointed by President Reagan to post of executive director of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Defended Presiden Bush's withdraw from the ABM Treaty. Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Adjunct Professor. 4  
George Weigel Political commentator. Institute on Religion and Democracy board member.
R. James Woolsey Former director of the CIA for President Clinton, vice-president at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Vin Weber Minnesota congressman. Board member of National Public Radio. "Sperlobbyist" for the National Endowment for Democracy.


1. Francis Fukuyama, rightweb.irc-online.org, 11/20/03
2. Peter W. Rodman, rightweb.irc-online.org, 6/7/05
3. Norman Podhoretz, sourcewatch.org,
4. Gary Schmitt, rightweb.irc-online.org, 12/1/03

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