Christian Brose is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on the intersection of national security, emerging technologies, and international affairs. He is also the chief strategy officer at Anduril Industries, a venture-backed defense technology company; a member of the Aspen Strategy Group; and the author of The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare (Hachette 2020).

From 2015 to 2018, Brose served as staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, supporting the majority members of the committee in overseeing all national defense spending, programs, and policies across the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. He managed the production, negotiation, and final passage of four National Defense Authorization Acts (fiscal years 2016–19), which enacted major reforms to defense acquisition and technology policy, strategic planning, management and organization, military retirement and health, and security assistance. From 2009 to 2015, he was senior policy advisor to Senator John McCain, supporting the senator during his membership on the Armed Services, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations Committees as his principal advisor on national security, foreign policy, intelligence, and trade. He conducted official travel to more than 70 countries during his service in the Senate.

Brose began his career in government as a speechwriter to Secretary of State Colin Powell. From 2005 to 2008, he was chief speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a member of the secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the US State Department. He has degrees in political science from Kenyon College and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

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