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PNAC Contributors and Signatories from the George W. Bush Administration

Elliott Abrams

Special Asst. to President and Senior Director for Middle East and North African Affairs, National Security Council; Special Asst. to President and Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights, and International Operations, National Security Council

Kenneth Adelman

Defense Policy Board

Richard V. Allen

Defense Policy Board; National Security Advisory Group

Richard Armitage

Deputy Secretary of State

John Bolton

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and Disarmament

Stephen Cambone

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Richard Cheney

Vice President

Eliot Cohen

Defense Policy Board

Seth Cropsey

International Broadcasting Bureau, Director

Devon Gaffney Cross

Defense Policy Board

Paula Dobriansky

Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Aaron Friedberg

Vice President's Deputy National Security Advisor; Vice President's Director of Policy Planning

Francis Fukuyama

Cloning Panel; President's Council on Bioethics

Daniel Gouré

2001 DoD Transition Team

Fred C. Iklé

Defense Policy Board

Zalmay Khalilzad

Special Envoy to Afghanistan; Liaison to Iraqi Opposition

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

U.S. Rep. to U.N. Human Rights Commission

John F. Lehman

National Commission to Investigate Attacks on the U.S.

I. Lewis Libby

Vice President's Chief of Staff; Vice President's Assistant for National Security Affairs

Richard Perle

Defense Policy Board; Consultant to Secretary of Defense

Daniel Pipes

U.S. Institute of Peace, board member

Dan Quayle

Defense Policy Board

Peter Rodman

Asst. Defense Secretary for International Security Affairs

Henry Rowen

Defense Policy Board

Donald Rumsfeld

Secretary of Defense

William Schneider Jr.

Defense Science Board, Chairman

Abram Shulsky

Pentagon's Office of Special Plans, Director

Chris Williams

Defense Policy Board; Deterrence Concepts Advisory Panel; Special Assistant to Rumsfeld on Policy, 2001

Paul Wolfowitz

Deputy Secretary of Defense

James Woolsey

Defense Policy Board; Deterrence Concepts Advisory Panel

Dov S. Zakheim

Defense Department Comptroller

Robert Zoellick

Trade Representative

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The millionaire pastor of the Cornerstone Church in Texas, John Hagee argues that U.S. support for Israel will play a “a pivotal role in the second coming” of Jesus. He has also risen to new prominence during the Trump administration.

Michael Gerson, an evangelical Christian who served as a chief aide and speechwriter in the George W. Bush White House, is a conservative columnist for the Washington Post and one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics on the right, calling him an “unhinged president.”

Robert Kagan, a cofounder of the Project for the New American Century, is a neoconservative policy pundit and historian based at the Brookings Institution.

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Fred Fleitz left his role as chief of staff at the National Security Council under John Bolton to succeed notorious Islamophobe Frank Gaffney as president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy.

Brian Hook is the director of policy planning and senior policy advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and is the head of the Iran Action Group.

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