Earl RavenalEarl Cedric Ravenal (born 1931) is an American foreign policy analyst, academic, and writer. He is a former distinguished senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and professor emeritus of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Ravenal served as a division director in the Office of United States Secretary of Defense from 1967 to 1969, under Secretaries of Defense Robert McNamara and Clark Clifford.
He was a candidate for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination in the 1984 election, and he finished second to the party's eventual nominee, David Bergland. Provided by Wikipedia