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Gary J. Schmitt

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Gary J. Schmitt, PhD, is the current executive director of the neo-conservative Project for the New American Century (PNAC) and Secretary of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq. He is also on the board of directors of the U.S. Committee on NATO and a Department of Defense consultant.


According to Schmitt's biography on the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq website,

"In the early 1980s, Dr. Schmitt was a member of the professional staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and, from 1982-1984, served as the committee's minority staff director. In 1984, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the post of executive director of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the White House. He served in that position until 1988. Since then, he has held visiting fellowships at the National Interest, a foreign policy journal, and the Brookings Institution, served as Coordinator for the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence's Working Group on Intelligence Reform, and worked as a consultant to the Department of Defense. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

"Dr. Schmitt is a graduate of the University of Dallas (B.A./1974) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D./1980)."


Books authored or co-authored by Gary J. Schmitt

  • Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence (with Abram N. Shulsky), (Brassey's Inc May 2002)) (ISBN 1574883453)
  • U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads: Agendas for Reform (co-editor), (Brassey's UK Ltd July 1995)) (ISBN 1574880365)
  • The Future of U.S. Intelligence (monograph), (Working Group on Intelligence Reform, 1996)
  • What Does "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" Mean? (monograph), (1998)