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Richard Falkenrath

Richard Falkenrath

Principal, The Chertoff Group & Former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor

Richard Falkenrath, Deputy Assistant to President Bush and former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, has held a range of leadership positions in U.S. counterterrorism efforts. The principal author of the National Strategy for Homeland Security, he served as Senior Director of Policy and Plans within the Office of Homeland Security after 9/11. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the New York City Police Department's Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism, where he strengthened the city's overall effort to prevent, prepare for, and respond to terrorist attacks. Falkenrath is now Principal at The Chertoff Group, a global security and risk-management advisory firm; an adjunct senior fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security at the Council on Foreign Relations; and a contributing editor at Bloomberg News.

Richard Falkenrath has also participated in:

The U.S. Has No Dog In The Fight In Syria - For

It's Time To End The War On Terror - Against

More About Richard Falkenrath

Part of the series "Ten Lessons Since the 9/11 Attacks," in which CFR fellows identify the top threats and responses going forward.

Friday, August 26, 2011

With bin Laden gone, life is about to become more complicated for U.S. policymakers trying to combat terrorism.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

In this interview, Falkenrath concludes the risk the United States faces from terrorism remains high even after bin Laden’s death.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Falkenrath discusses the Syrian conflict.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Falkenrath discusses the ramifications of NSA spying.

Friday, November 1, 2013

All the leaders of cloud computing stand to lose the most from the NSA spying scandal.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Falkenrath predicts the program will be unchanged in a year, and in five years, changes will occur through the Supreme Court rather than legislation.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombings offer lessons for future U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

Thursday, April 25, 2013