Christian Brose served as Staff Director for the Senate Armed Services Committee from 2014-2018 and was the youngest person to hold the position in the Committee's history. He served as Sen. John McCain's senior policy advisor from 2009-2014, advising on all issues related to national security, foreign policy, intelligence, and trade. Brose was senior editor at Foreign Policy from 2008-2009, and served as policy advisor and chief speechwriter to Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice. He began his career as speechwriter for Sec. of State Colin Powell in 2004. Brose graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in political science, then received his master's in international economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two sons.
Christian Brose understands like few others the serious challenges the U.S. military faces, especially in relation to China. He delivers a powerful wake-up call to the American people and our leadership--warning aptly that America's military superiority is at grave risk unless we reimagine defense. Thankfully, Brose issues a thoughtful and compelling plan for America to adapt effectively in this gripping, must-read book. --Susan E. Rice, former US National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations The Kill Chain is an exceptional--and an exceptionally stimulating--guide to thinking about the military and technological revolutions that will produce a fundamental change to the character of war. --General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.), former Commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, as well as former Director of the CIA The Kill Chain is a tour-de-force. Few people are as knowledgeable and experienced as Christian Brose in thinking about the intersection of emerging technology and national defense. He pulls it all together in this compelling, unsettling, and outstanding book. --Eric Schmidt, former Chairman of Alphabet and CEO and Chairman of Google Provocative, jolting, superb, and on target! The Kill Chain is all of those things and more. If you read only one book to better understand the challenges facing the US military and the promise of emerging technologies, this should be it. --Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and author of Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character Christian Brose has done the country a great service by writing this important and timely book. The Kill Chain is a powerful and thoughtful challenge to much of the conventional wisdom about national defense. It also offers a compelling vision for how the US military can get beyond business as usual to compete and win in this new era of great power competition. Brose's book should be read by every American. --Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), author of Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery