Stephen John Hadley
(born February 13, 1947) is an American attorney and government employee who served as the 21st United States National Security Advisor
from 2005 to 2009. He served under President George W. Bush
during the second term of his administration.
Hadley was Deputy National Security Advisor
during Bush's first term. Before that Hadley served in a variety of capacities in the defense and national security fields. He has also worked as a lawyer and consultant in private practice.
Early life and education
Early government service
Private sector work
During the years in which the Democratic Clinton administration was in power (1993-2001), Hadley was an administrative partner in the Washington, D.C.
law firm of Shea & Gardner
, where he had worked earlier in his career. His professional legal practice focused on business problems of U.S. and foreign corporations particularly as they involve international business, regulatory, and strategy issues. These representations included export controls, foreign investment in U.S. national security companies, and the national security responsibilities of U.S. information technology companies.
He was also a principal in The Scowcroft Group
, Inc., an international consulting firm. In this, he represented U.S. corporate clients seeking to invest and do business overseas.
George W. Bush administration
Campaign and transition
Deputy National Security Advisor
Hadley (far left) along with Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, and President Bush at a Pentagon meeting in March 2003
National Security Advisor
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On January 26, 2005, he replaced Condoleezza Rice
as National Security Advisor, upon Rice's confirmation as Secretary of State
. In that capacity he was the principal White House foreign policy advisor to President Bush, directed the National Security Council staff, and ran the interagency national security policy development and execution process.
Hadley conferring with President Bush in 2007
In 2007 Hadley led a public media campaign in an effort to convince the public that the proposed Iraq surge
Hadley was known for avoiding focused public attention.
In a 2006 profile, the Washington Post
described Hadley as "a modest man in an immodest job. In a town populated by people nursing grandiose views of their own importance and scheming for greater glory, Hadley still thinks of himself as a staff man. He sits at the pinnacle of power, but articulates no sweeping personal vision of the world and has made a point of staying in the shadows."
In his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
, former President Jimmy Carter
recounts that Hadley, in his capacity as national security adviser (Carter calls him by title rather than by name) personally denied Carter permission to visit Syrian
president Bashar al-Assad
in early 2005, in the wake of the administration's decision to isolate the regime, due its "differences with Syria concerning U.S. policy in Iraq
Beginning in 2009, Hadley served as senior adviser for international affairs at the United States Institute of Peace
in Washington, DC.
On January 24, 2014, he was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
On September 11, 2018, USIP-based Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, of which Hadley is a member,
produced the report "Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States,
"which warns that the United States urgently needs a new approach to stem the spread of violent extremism and previews a comprehensive preventative strategy that focuses on strengthening resilience against extremism in fragile states." 
Hadley widely promoted the Interim Report in the media, including with United States Institute of Peace
president Nancy Lindborg on the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
' podcast "Foreign Podicy" hosted by Clifford May
Hadley is a co-founder and principal, along with Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and Anja Manuel, in RiceHadleyGates
, a strategic consulting firm.
In March 2013, on the ten year anniversary, Hadley gave his views on what had gone wrong and what had been redeemed in terms of the Iraq War.
Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco, CENTCOM Commander Army General Lloyd Austin, and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley chat at King Khaled International Airport, as they await President Obama's arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on January 27, 2015, to extend condolences to the late King Abdullah and call upon and meet with the new King Salman.
Hadley lives in Washington, D.C.
with his wife Ann, a Justice Department lawyer. They have two daughters.
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
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