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Appointment of Arnold Kanter as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

1989-06-05

The President today announced the appointment of Dr. Arnold Kanter as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control at the National Security Council.

Since 1985 Dr. Kanter was a senior staff member at the RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to this, he served for 8 years in the Department of State, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs, and as Deputy to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Dr. Kanter was a member of the faculty of Ohio State University, 1971 - 1972, and the University of Michigan, 1972 - 1977. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Dr. Kanter graduated from the University of Michigan and Yale University with a M.Phil. and Ph.D. in political science. He was born in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kanter is married to the former Anne Elizabeth Strassman, and they have two children.

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