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stephen_hadley_mugName: Stephen John Hadley


Born: February 13, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio


Profession: Attorney


GW Bush Administration Position:

  • Deputy National Security Advisor, 2001-2005
  • National Security Advisor, 2005-2009
  • Member of White House Iraq Group

War crime charge(s):

  • Crime against peace – planning and carrying out a war of aggression.
  • Despite memos from the CIA and a personal phone call from Director George Tenet, allowed reference to Iraq's supposed pursuit of uranium to be included in Bush's 2003 State of the Union speech.
  • During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, worked to insert mentions into speeches of a supposed meeting in the Czech Republic between Iraqi intelligence agents and alleged 9/11 hijacker Mohammad Atta.
  • Advocated use of nuclear weapons against chemical and biological weapons.1

Primary Associations:

  • Along with Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates, heads the RiceHadleyGates Group LLC, a strategic consulting firm.  RiceHadleyGates assists CEOs and senior executives at major corporations in expanding their businesses in key emerging markets such as China, India, Latin America and the Middle East.  As of Sept. 2011, it works in partnership with APCO Worldwide.
  • Board Member, Raytheon

Secondary Association:

More Information:


"I should have recalled at the time of the State of the Union speech that there was controversy associated with the uranium issue. … And it is now clear to me that I failed in that responsibility in connection with the inclusion of these 16 words in the speech that he gave on the 28th of January2."


2Press Briefing on Iraq WMD and SOTU Speech, 22-July-03

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