With one exception, James Woolsey. He was President Clinton's C.I.A. director. Many of these guys Newt has recruited helped orchestrate the collapse of the Soviet Union and orchestrated the first Gulf War after peaceful Kuwait was invaded by Iraq. These guys have real experience in my book. They have solid credentials. Gingrich Announces National Security Team | The Weekly Standard Former CIA director R. James Woolsey and Robert McFarlane, national security adviser to President Reagan, have joined Newt Gingrichs presidential campaign as members of his national security advisory team. Theyre the best known of the 10 men and two women whove signed up to advise Gingrich, many of them veterans of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. In a statement introducing the group Tuesday, he refers to them as this world class group of experts on whom hes relied throughout my career.