We are Richard Clarke and R.P. Eddy, two national security and counterterrorism experts, here to answer your questions about terrorism and other threats to mankind.
Dick previously served for over a decade in the White House as National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism, Assistant Secretary of State, Special Assistant to the President for Cyberspace and Global Affairs, Counter-terrorism Chair for the National Security Council, and other roles under three different Presidents. His controversial book “Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror” outlined his warning about the 9/11 attacks. Dick is now CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management which advises companies and governments on cyber security, and serves as an on-air consultant for ABC News.
R.P. is a former Director of Counterterrorism at the White House National Security Council has been called one of America's most authoritative terrorism and national security experts by Foreign Affairs magazine. He repeatedly warned of ISIS and Al Qaeda's near-obsession with attacking targets full of children. He began raising this alarm as early as 2004 after the Beslan School siege which killed 384 people. He’s currently CEO of Ergo, one of the world's leading intelligence and analysis firms serving governments and businesses.
Our new book, released last week, is Warnings: Finding Cassandras To Stop Catastrophes. In it we outline what are today’s biggest threats to mankind, and how to know which warnings to listen to and which to ignore; who are the Cassandras and who are the chicken-littles? We investigate current experts who are warning about future potential disasters: the threats from artificial intelligence, pandemic disease, sea-level rise, nuclear proliferation, and more.
Given the recent HNS hacks, the Manchester bombing, and the precarious position the world is in today, we thought it would be a good time to stop by and answer any questions you may have on current threats to mankind, politics, cyber warfare, national security, or any other questions you may have.
We’re very excited to be here today and looking forward to any questions you may have. AUA!