Richard A. Clarke (External Links)
The following are External Links for articles, commentary and other information about Richard A. Clarke for all years other than 2004.
See external links for 2004, which includes articles and information regarding Clarke's book Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror (ISBN 0743260244) and Richard A. Clarke's testimony before the 9/11 Commission.
Please note that some links for articles on Richard A. Clarke are inactive or have been removed from their respective websites. They have been relocated to here. Quotes and other citations still intact.
- Biography: Richard A. Clarke, American President .org.
- Richard A. Clarke Biography, sfbay-infragard.org.
- Biographical Sketch: Richard A. Clarke, circa May 1998.
- Profile: Richard Clarke, BBC, last updated March 22, 2004.
- Don Gonyea, "Richard Clarke Book Reaction," NPR, March 22, 2004.
- Chris Field, "On Richard Clarke," Human Events Online, March 23, 2004.
- George W. Bush, Nomination, Designation and Appointments: Richard A. Clarke, October 19, 2001.
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- Richard A. Clarke, "9/11 Warnings," ABC.net, May 21, 2002: "'.....something really spectacular is going to happen here and it's going to happen soon'; that's what the US Government's top counter-terrorism official, Richard C. Clarke, told officials from a dozen federal agencies summoned to the White House, more than two months before the terrorist attacks on September 11."
- Testimony of Richard A. Clarke. Senate Judiciary Committee. Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Homeland Security: "Terrorism, First Responders: How much is Enough?" Office of Senator Jon Kyl, September 3, 2003 (pdf).
Articles & Commentary
- Michael Dobbs, "An Obscure Chief in U.S. War on Terror," Washington Post, April 2, 2000: "Richard Clarke witnessed the dawn of the millennium in a top-secret government communications vault, monitoring intelligence traffic for any sign of activity by Islamic terrorist groups loyal to Osama bin Laden. It was not until midnight in California--3 a.m. Washington time--that the Clinton administration's counterterrorism chief finally permitted himself a celebratory sip of champagne. ... Four weeks before, Clarke had sketched out a plan on the whiteboard in his office at the National Security Council for neutralizing the latest threat from the Afghanistan-based Saudi exile. Approved by President Clinton and his top foreign policy advisers, Clarke's plan became the basis of administration efforts to prevent bin Laden supporters from ringing in the New Year with what officials believed could be dozens, perhaps hundreds, of American deaths in a series of simultaneous attacks from the Middle East to the West Coast."
- Robert Lemos, "The cyberterrorism czar: What's next?," CNET, November 13, 2001: "Anyone following cybercrime may think the whole concept of "cyberterrorism" is an overhyped myth. With Web defacements and short denial-of-service attacks the norm, few fear a future attack from the Net. ... But Richard Clarke, the newly appointed special adviser to the president for cybersecurity, is one of those few. ... Leading the government's charge to secure critical components of the Internet, Clarke doesn't think the past is any indication of what might happen in the future. As more companies put increasingly important data on the Internet, Clarke thinks it's only a matter of time before an individual or group takes advantage of the United States' poor security."
- "The Race to Secure Cyberspace. Richard Clarke, Bush's new Net security chief, discusses efforts (not easy or cheap) to protect America from digital destroyers," BusinessWeek, December 6, 2001.
- William Jackson, "GovNet ideas don't come cheaply," Government Computer News, December 10, 2001.
- Lawrence Wright, "The Counter-Terrorist," The New Yorker, January 14, 2002: "In the web of federal agencies concerned with terrorism, Clarke was the spider. Everything that touched the web eventually came to his attention. The members of this inner circle, which was known as the Counter-terrorism Security Group (C.S.G.), were drawn mainly from the CIA, the National Security Council, and the upper tiers of the Defense Department, the Justice Department, and the State Department." Cross-posted at truthout.
- "September 11 warnings: Who knew what, and when?", CNN, May 24, 2002.
- Michael Elliott, "Could 9/11 Have Been Prevented? Long before the tragic events of September 11th, the White House debated taking the fight to al Qaeda. It didn't happen and soon it was too late. The saga of a lost chance,", TIME, August 4, 2002.
- Julian Borger, "Bush held up plan to hit Bin Laden," Guardian Unlimited (UK), August 5, 2002.
- Ariana Eunjung Cha and Jonathan Krim, "White House Officials Debating Rules for Cyberwarfare," Washington Post, August 22, 2002.
- "Cyber Security Czar Resigns," CBS News, January 31, 2003.
- Judith Miller, "Departing Security Official Issues Warning on Cyber Threats," New York Times (crime-research.org), February 2003.
- "Frontline Interview with Richard A. Clarke: 'The Man Who Knew'," PBS, March 20, 2002.
- "White House security adviser to resign," Associated Press (USA TODAY), January 24, 2003: "Clarke, the president's counterterrorism coordinator at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks, was disinclined to accept a senior position in the new Homeland Security Department and planned to retire after three decades with the government."
- "Clarke Bails Out Of Homeland Security Department. The president's blunt counterterrorism coordinator rejected a senior position in the department,", Associated Press (InformationWeek.com), January 29, 2003.
- Dennis Fisher, "Clarke Leaving security post," eWeek (via Vibrant Media), January 30, 2003.
- Diane Frank, "Security guru Clarke confirms departure," FCW.com, January 31, 2003.
- Ted Bridis, "Clarke Confirms Departure, Warns Of Future Attacks. Top cybersecurity adviser cites damage from last weekend's attack; says more-sophisticated attacks could be devastating,", Information Week, January 31, 2003.
- George Smith, "Richard Clarke's Legacy of Miscalculation. The outgoing cybersecurity czar will be remembered for his steadfast belief in the danger of Internet attacks, even while genuine threats developed elsewhere,", Security Focus, February 17, 2003.
- Barton Gellman, "Anti-Terror Pioneer Turns In the Badge. After 11 Years, Clarke Leaves Legacy of Lasting Change -- and Enemies," Washington Post, March 13, 2003: "Clarke's departure is a milestone of sorts in the war on terrorism -- not only the one that dates from Sept. 11, 2001, but the one that began in earnest five years earlier. And it tells government-watchers something about the decision-making style of the national security cabinet under President Bush."
- "Clarke: Government Moving Too Slowly On Cybersecurity,", TechWeb News, April 9, 2003.
- William Jackson, "Richard Clarke says the worst is yet to come,", Government Computer News, June 2, 2003.
- Dan Verton, "Richard Clarke to lead homeland security consulting firm. He's joining Roger Cressey, with whom he worked at the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board," Computerworld, July 11, 2003: "Richard A. Clarke, the former special adviser to the president for cybersecurity, has joined Arlington, Va.-based Good Harbor Consulting LLC as chairman. ... Clarke joins Roger W. Cressey, president of the firm, who served as Clarke's chief of staff at the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and before that as the director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council."
- Tom Blumer, "BUSTED: Clinton's Claim of Leaving Bush a 'Comprehensive Anti-Terror Strategy'," NewsBusters, September 25, 2006.
- "Richard Clarke launches Good Harbor Report," UPI (and Washington Times), September 26, 2006.
- Larry Womack, "2001 memo to Rice contradicts statements about Clinton, Pakistan," The Raw Story, September 26, 2006. (Extracts follow article.) Also see:
- January 25, 2001, memo from Richard A. Clarke to Condoleezza Rice (3-page pdf).
- 2000 "Strategy for Eliminating the Threat from the Jihadist Networks of al-Qida: Status and Prospects." (13-page pdf).
- Ian Bishop, "Rice Boils Over at Bubba. Rips 'Flatly False' Claim on Bush's Bid to Get bin Laden," New York Post, September 26, 2006.
- "Rice Falsely Claims Clinton Administration Did Not Leave A ‘Strategy To Fight Al Qaeda’," Think Progress, September 26, 2006.
- Judd Legum, "Rice Falsely Claims Bush’s Pre-9/11 Anti-Terror Efforts Were ‘At Least As Aggressive’ As Clinton’s," Think Progress, September 26, 2006.
- "Fact-Checking Condi on Anti-Terror Claims," truthdig, September 26, 2006.
- "Condi Rice and Richard Clarke: Against All Enemies. What did Richard A. Clarke really say about Condi Rice?" BBS News, September 27, 2006.