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Christian Brose      

Chief Strategy Officer of Anduril Industries, Former National Security Advisor to John McCain, Author of "The Kill Chain"

Christian Brose is the Chief Strategy Officer of Anduril Industries, a venture-backed defense technology company. He is the author of "The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare" and formerly Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 2014-2018, he was the staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He led a team of professional staff who supported Chairman John McCain and other majority Committee members in overseeing the national defense budget, programs, and policies across the Departments of Defense and Energy, and supervised the confirmation of all senior civilian and military officials in both departments. He managed the production, negotiation, and final passage of four National Defense Authorization Acts (Fiscal Years 2016-2019), which established policy and authorized spending for all U.S. national defense activities.

From 2009-14, he served as senior policy adviser to Senator John McCain, supporting his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was Senator McCain’s principal advisor on all issues related to national security, foreign policy, intelligence, and trade. From 2008-09, he was senior editor of Foreign Policy. From 2005-08, he served as policy advisor and chief speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, working as a member of the Secretary’s policy planning staff.

He began his career in government as a speechwriter for Secretary of State Colin Powell, from 2004-05. He graduated from Kenyon College and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.

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