Peter W. Rodman, Brookings senior fellow in Foreign Policy, died on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the age of 64 due to complications of leukemia. During his career, Rodman served five Republican presidents, from Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush. Among his many presidential appointments, Rodman served on the National Security Councils of Presidents Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. During the current administration of President George W. Bush, Rodman served as an assistant secretary of defense and as a member of the DoD’s Defense Policy Board. From those unique vantage points, Rodman helped shape U.S. foreign policy for almost four decades.