Political scientist Kaufmann dead at 90

WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Noted Massachusetts Institute of Technology political scientist William Kaufmann has died in Woburn, Mass., at the age of 90, his wife says.

Fall River fights five-year battle against LNG facility

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A five-year struggle continues between Fall River, Mass., residents and Weaver's Cove Energy LLC over a proposed LNG facility. While the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project, the Coast Guard opposes it as an unacceptable safety risk.
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Redford to adapt Clarke memoir for screen

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and filmmaker Robert Redford is attached to direct a screen adaptation of a book by former U.S. terrorism czar Richard A. Clarke.

Richard Clarke launches Good Harbor Report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Former White House official Richard A. Clarke Tuesday launched a Web site offering expert opinions and debate on U.S. national security. Clarke, a former counterterrorism czar, will act as chairman of the Good Harbor Report, which will include among its c

9/11 commission welcomes Rice testimony

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- The Sept. 11 commission Tuesday welcomed news the White House had reversed itself and will allow U.S. national security advisor Condoleezza Rice to testify.

Clarke: White House is out to destroy me

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Former counter-terror czar Richard A. Clarke struck back at his White House critics Sunday, accusing them of launching a smear campaign to destroy him.

Rice pressured for public testimony

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- The pressure on national security advisor Condoleezza Rice to testify in public and under oath before the Sept. 11 Commission grew Sunday.

Clarke made case for Bush

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Former counterterrorism official Richard A. Clarke said discrepancies between his 2002 press statement and his recent book stem from his 2002 responsibilities.

Clarke calls for human intelligence

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- President Bush's former counterterrorism coordinator, Richard A. Clarke, said better human intelligence might have made it possible to thwart al-Qaida.

Clarke would accept no Kerry position

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- President Bush's former counterterrorism coordinator Richard A. Clarke told the Sept. 11 commission he would not accept any position under John Kerry.

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Peace Action in conjunction with its largest state affiliate, California Peace Action, launched a Metro ad campaign in Washington, D.C., aimed at challenging the Bush administration's policy of "war without end" and the targeting of nations for pre-emptiv
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Richard Alan Clarke (born October 1951) was a U.S. government employee for 30 years, 1973–2003. He worked for the State Department during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush appointed him to chair the Counter-terrorism Security Group and to a seat on the United States National Security Council. President Bill Clinton retained Clarke and in 1998 promoted him to be the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism, the chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council. Under President George W. Bush, Clarke initially continued in the same position, but the position was no longer given cabinet-level access. He later became the Special Advisor to the President on cybersecurity, before leaving the Bush Administration in 2003.

Richard Clarke came to widespread public attention for his role as counter-terrorism czar in the Clinton and Bush Administrations in March 2004, when he appeared on the 60 Minutes television news magazine, released his memoir about his service in government, Against All Enemies, and testified before the 9/11 Commission. In all three instances, Clarke was sharply critical of the Bush Administration's attitude toward counter-terrorism before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and of the decision to go to war with Iraq. Following his strong criticisms of the Bush Administration, Bush administration officials and other Republicans attempted to discredit Clarke or rebut his criticisms, making Clarke a controversial figure.

Richard Clarke is currently Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, a strategic planning and corporate risk management firm, an on-air consultant for ABC News, and a contributor to GoodHarborReport.net, an online community discussing homeland security, defense, and politics. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and a faculty affiliate of its Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He has also become an author of fiction, publishing his first novel, The Scorpion's Gate, in 2005, and a second, Breakpoint, in 2007.

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