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ARAB-US RELATIONS - March 27 - Perle Resigns As Head Of Defence Policy Board.



Richard Perle Richard N. Perle (born 16 September 1941 in New York City) is an American political advisor and lobbyist who worked for the Reagan administration as an assistant Secretary of Defense and worked on the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee from 1987 to 2004. , the influential Pentagon Pentagon

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 adviser and a staunch advocate of the war on Iraq, steps down as Chairman of Defence Policy Board - a key advisory body to the Defence Department - amidst a·midst  
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 mounting criticism that his outside business dealings posed a conflict of interest. (Perle was appointed by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in 2001 to chair the Defence Policy Board, a group of private-sector officials who advise the Pentagon, and is seen as the intellectual mentor of many of the department's senior civilian leaders). Perle will remain a board member. He announced that he is ending his consultancy work with Global Crossing, the bankrupt BANKRUPT. A person who has done, or suffered some act to be done, which is by law declared an act of bankruptcy; in such case he may be declared a bankrupt.
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 telecommunications company See telecom company. , that made him a source of controversy for the Bush administration in recent weeks and prompted calls for a congressional investigation. Perle said in a letter to Chris Nash, a senior vice president at Global Crossing: "In light of the recent controversy reported in the press, I think it best that I withdraw from performing any further services for the company. I believe most of my work on your behalf is complete". The company paid Perle $150,000 to advise it on the sale of its assets to a Chinese-controlled company, which has been held up by defence department objections. He was to be paid another $600,000 upon government approval of the deal. Perle denied last week that there was anything improper
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 about the work. He told The FT: "I wouldn't do it if I didn't think it was appropriate".
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Title Annotation:Richard Perle
Publication:APS Diplomat Recorder
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 29, 2003
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