- Stephen Hadley
name = Stephen John Hadley
order = 21st United States National Security Advisor
term_start = 2005
George W. Bush
Jack Dyer Crouch, II(2005-2007) James Franklin Jeffrey(2007-)
order2 = 19th
Deputy National Security Advisor
term_start2 = 2001
term_end2 = 2005
George W. Bush
Jack Dyer Crouch, II
birth_date = birth date and age|1947|02|13
spouse = Ann Hadley
children = 2 daughters
profession = foreign and defense policy advisor
Stephen John Hadley (born
February 13, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio) is the current (21st) U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (commonly referred as National Security Advisor) for President George W. Bush. He had been Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisorfrom January 22, 2001. On January 26, 2005, he replaced Condoleezza Riceas National Security Advisor, upon Rice's confirmation as Secretary of State.
Previous to this position, he was a partner in the
Washington, D.C.law firm of Shea & Gardnerand a principal in The Scowcroft Group, Inc., an international consulting firm.
Hadley was what in "Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet" (NY: Viking, 2004, p. 252) James Mann called, "A Pentagon aide to Wolfowitz in the [George H.W. Bush| [George H.W.] Bush] administration," serving as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy from 1989–1993. In that position, he had responsibility for defense policy toward NATO and Western Europe, on nuclear weapons and ballistic missile defense, and arms control. He also participated in policy issues involving export control and the use of space. Hadley served as Secretary of Defense Cheney's representative in talks led by Secretary of State
James Bakerthat resulted in the START Iand START IITreaties.
Hadley previously served in a variety of other capacities in the defense and national security field, including serving from 1986–1987 as Counsel to the Special Review Board established by President
Ronald Reaganto inquire into U.S. arms sales to Iran (the " Tower Commission"), as a member of the National Security Council staff under President Gerald Fordfrom 1974–1977, and as an analyst for the Comptroller of the Department of Defense from 1972–1974.
Hadley has been a member of the Department of Defense Policy Board, the National Security Advisory Panel to the
Director of Central Intelligence, and the Board of Trustees of Analytical Services, Inc. ("ANSER"). His professional legal practice focused on business problems of U.S. and foreign corporations particularly as they involve international business, regulatory, and strategy issues. He received a B.A. degree from Cornell Universityin 1969, where he was a member of Phi Kappa PsiFraternity, the Cornell University Glee Club, and the Quill and Daggersociety. He later received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Yale Law Schooland served as an officer in the United States Navyfrom 1972 to 1975.
In January 2001, as
George W. Bushprepared to take office, Hadley served on a panel for nuclear weaponsissues sponsored by the National Institute for Public Policy, a conservative think tank. [ [http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/1515 Profile: National Institute for Public Policy] , Right Web, 2004-05-06.] Other members of the panel included Stephen Cambone, William Schneider, and Robert Joseph. This panel advocated using tactical nuclear weapons as a standard part of the United States defense arsenal.
In 2002, Hadley was a member of the
White House Iraq Group. He admitted fault in allowing a disputed claim about Iraq's quest for nuclear weapons material to be included in Bush's January 28, 2003 State of the Union Address(see Yellowcake forgery). On July 22, 2003, Hadley offered his resignation to Bush because he had "failed in that responsibility" and that "the high standards the president set were not met." Bush denied Hadley's request. Amid this, " The Times" of London [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1880016,00.html reported] that Hadley was Bob Woodward's source for Valerie Plame's name in the CIA leak scandal, but this report proved to be false when Richard Armitageadmitted that he was Woodward's source [http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-cia-leak-armitage,0,3153096.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines] .
In former president
Jimmy Carter's book "", Hadley is referred to, without being named, as personally denying Carter permission to visit Syrian president Bashar al-Assadin early 2005 due to "differences with Syria concerning U.S.policy in Iraq." [Carter, J: "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" page 80-81, Simon &Schuster, 2006]
Hadley is married to Ann, a Justice Department lawyer, and has two adult daughters.
While appearing on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on April 13, 2008, Hadley repeatedly confused Tibet with Nepal. [ [http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/04/nepal_tibet_whatever.html Bush aide's Nepal, Tibet flub]
Baltimore Sun, 14 April 2008; [http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/04/14/nepal-tibet-it-s-all-the-same-to-me.aspx Nepal? Tibet? It's All the Same to Me] The New Republic, 14 April 2008; [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/13/bush-security-adviser-ste_n_96420.html Bush Security Adviser Stephen Hadley Can't Tell The Difference Between Nepal And Tibet] Huffington Post, 13 April 2008; [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harry-shearer/when-is-a-gaffe-not-newsw_b_96474.html When Is a Gaffe Not Newsworthy?] Huffington Post, 14 April 2008;] A White House spokesman later confirmed that Mr. Hadley had misspoken.
"This article incorporates text from Stephen Hadley's National Security Council biography, which, as a work of the
U.S. government, is in the public domain"
* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/hadleybio.html National Security Council - Stephen Hadley] official biography
* [http://www.nndb.com/people/693/000041570 "Notable Names Database" profile of Stephen Hadley]
* [http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/1213 "RightWeb" profile of Stephen Hadley]
* [http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Stephen_J._Hadley "SourceWatch" profile of Stephen Hadley]
* [http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/entity.jsp?entity=stephen_hadley "Center for Cooperative Research" profile of Stephen Hadley]
* [http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/eaton050205.html New National Security Adviser Shuns the Spotlight] Newhouse News Service
* [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1880016,00.html Security adviser named as source in CIA scandal] "The Sunday Times"
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/28/AR2006012800935.html The Security Adviser Who Wants the Role, Not the Stage] from the "
Washington Post", by Peter Baker, January 29, 2006
* [http://www.usip.org/events/2006/0316_hadley_transcript.html The 2006 National Security Strategy] Hadley's Address to
U.S. Institute of Peace, March 16, 2006
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