Mr. Richard A. Love, Esq.


Richard A. Love is a professor and senior research fellow at National Defense University (NDU) where he focuses on national and international security issues including weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation, WMD interdiction and elimination, domestic and foreign consequence management, law of armed conflict and anticipatory self-defense. 

From March through July 2011, Richard was seconded to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy where he assisted in developing the U.S. response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan.  At NDU, he is the course director for three courses: The Gravest Danger: Countering WMD; Responding to Catastrophic Events: Consequence Management and Incident Response; and, International Law of Armed Conflict.  He is an adjunct professor of law and politics at Catholic University and Georgetown University and teaches a number of law and security related courses.  Previously, he served as counsel for the Financial Crimes and Security Project at the Brookings Institution and as an advisor on homeland security for the Council on Foreign Relations.