Center for Strategic Communication

The American Security Project congratulates Senator John Kerry, a founding board member of the organization, on his nomination as the next Secretary Of State.

The American Security Project’s Chairman, former Senator Gary Hart said:

“Throughout a life of public service, especially in the entwined fields of foreign and security policies, John Kerry has consistently demonstrated concern for creative internationalism and forward- looking approaches to security, nowhere more so than in his foresight in establishing the American Security Project.

In response to an unhealthy rise in partisan divisions post-Cold War, he understood more than most national leaders the importance of maintaining the bipartisanship in international security that enabled the West to prevail in that ‘long twilight struggle.’ He will be a remarkable Secretary of State.”

The American Security Project’s President Vice Admiral Lee Gunn USN (Ret.) said:

“I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Senator Kerry on his nomination to be Secretary of State.

I have served on the American Security Project’s Board with Senator Kerry for over five years.  John Kerry has shown tireless leadership in strengthening peace and prosperity, and enhancing our national security – while building bi-partisan consensus around the strategic challenges that face our nation.

 I wish him a speedy confirmation process and know he will serve our nation, as he has done in the past, with foresight, effectiveness, and with the best interests of America at heart.

I know that he will remain interested in the work of ASP, and we will remain committed to providing him with timely and insightful bi-partisan advice.”

The American Security Project’s CEO BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.) said:

“I have been on the board of directors for the American Security Project since its inception, and am now into my second year as the Chief Executive Officer.  It was thanks to the foresight and inspiration of Senator Kerry that we now exist, and ASP has become more important than ever. 

As today’s politics become increasingly divisive, Senator Kerry has always been the one to seek out consensus and work topics in a bi-partisan manner so that we can improve our national security. 

He will bring that same inspirational leadership to the State Department, and our country will be better off as a result.  

We at ASP wish him the best, knowing that ASP can continue to contribute to the dialogue that will keep America more secure.” 



The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.


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