Editorial Board & Staff

EDITORIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board is responsible for all content on VT and participates in all major decisions regarding content, columnists, and editorial direction for VT

  • Gordon Duff Chairman, Senior Editor:  U.S. Marines, Vietnam, Managing Director, Adamus Defense Group,  Switzerland
  • Jim W. Dean Senior Managing Editor, Military Order of World Wars, Association for Intelligence Officers, Senior Vice President, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland
  • Col. James Hanke US Army Special Forces (Ret.) Former G2 Third Army, NATO Nuclear Weapons Commander, Attache to Israel, A-Team Leader Vietnam, Director of Operations, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland
  • Dr. Kevin Barrett, Specialist in Islamic Studies, Educator, Radio Host, Investigative Journalist
  • Ian Greenhalgh, Historian, military technology specialist
  • Col. Eugene Khrushchev  Former Soviet/Russian Airborne commander, Afghanistan, Chief of Planning, Intelligence and Psychological Warfare, former First Secretary, Soviet and Russian Embassies, Kabul, Afghanistan, Director of Strategic Planning, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland (Currently serving with Russia’s Foreign Ministry)
  • Dr. Preston James Social psychologist, historian, political analyst
  • Lt. General Hamid Gul Director General ISI (Deceased Former Chief of Intelligence Services, Pakistan)
  • Mike Harris Financial Editor, radio host, former GOP Campaign Finance Chairman and gubernatorial candidate for Arizona,  Senior Vice President, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland
  • Carol Duff RN/MSN Health Editor
  • Ann Deiner Policy Analyst and former publisher of Military Beat magazine

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Jeff Smith Nuclear Physicist, is a former a nuclear weapons specialist with the Department of Energy and UN (IAEA) weapons inspector specialising in nuclear nonproliferation issues. He is now cryptographic curator and historian, preserving classified documents involving nuclear weapons research.
  • F. William Engdahl Global Energy Policy Specialist, Strategic Risk Analyst and author
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Avery USAF (ret) Airline security specialist, F111 pilot, USAF Special Operations pilot
  • Gwenyth Todd Former Head, White House National Security Council, Middle East Desk, Chief Political Advisor, US Navy 5th Fleet
  • Leo Wanta Former National Director of Intelligence under President Reagan and Inspector General, Department of Defense
  • Kadir A. Mohmand Former commander with the Afghan Mujahideen, North American spokesman for Mujahideen veterans
  • Thomas Mattingly Washington attorney and activist

General Manager:  John Allen

Senior Managing Editors: Gordon Duff and Jim W. Dean

Managing Editors: Managing Editors are responsible for general formatting and editing issues.  This group interacts with and serves our community of columnists/staff writers and reader/subscribers

Comments Manager:  Billy Jackson

Health Services Managing Editor:  Carol Duff RN/MSN (Ohio licensed)

Producer for Michael Harris and The Short End of the Stick:  Brett Baggett

Director of Media for Africa:  Alex Powers (Pentagon Counter-Terrorism Deputy under Bush 43)

Washington Desk: Thomas Mattingly

Corporate Security Chief:  Frederick Coward, Former Supervising Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation for 30 years including diplomatic assignments in Japan and the Middle East

Corporate Chef:  Michael Chester

INTERNATIONAL BUREAUS / CORRESPONDENTS

Middle East:  Editor/Chief Correspondent:  Gwyneth Todd, former head, Middle East Desk, National Security Council, White House, Washington, Chief Consultant, Department of the Navy for Middle East Affairs U.S.

Eqypt:  Bureau ChiefDr. Ashraf Ezzat MD

Syria:  Bureau Chief:  Nahed al Husaini, Dr. Bassam Barakat

State of Palestine:  Bureau ChiefSami Jadallah,

Israel:

Iran:  Bureau ChiefDr. Ismail Salami (Press TV/Tehran Times)

Afghanistan :  Bureau Chief: Kadir Mohmand, Nazar Mohammad Mutmaeen,  Dr. Mohamed Miraki,

Armenia:  Bureau Chief:  David Boyajian

GeorgiaBureau Chief:  Jeffrey Silverman, US Army, Specialist in Biological and Chemical Warfare

Azerbaijan:  Bureau Chief:  Henry Kamens

Republic of Korea: Jonas Alexis

Southeastern EuropeBureau Chief:  Sir Vojislav Milosevic, Director General, Center for Counter-Terrorism and World Peace

  • Professor Andrija Slavik (Specialist on Diplomacy, War Plans and Psychological Warfare)
  • Lt. General (Retd.) Banko Krga Former Head of Military Intelligence and Deputy Chief of General Staff, Serbian Armed Forces
  • Lt. General (Retd.) Satish Nambiar Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary General and Under Secretary General ,United Nations
  • Vice Admiral Radomir Grujic, Fleet Commander, Serbian Naval Forces, Chief of Staff, War College of Serbia

Pakistan:  Bureau Chief and Regional Editor: Major Raja Mujtaba (deceased)Brigadier General Asif Haroon Raja (ret),

  • Lt. General Hamid Gul, (Ret. former DG ISI), (deceased)
  • Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey (Ret. Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military of Pakistan)
  • Sajjad Shakurkat, Lahore, Pakistan, writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

Japan:  Bureau Chief:  Benjamin Fulford:  Published over 30 books, including best sellers, in Japanese. Former Asia Pacific Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine.

France (VT Paris):  Bureau Chief: Jane Rosenstein

Switzerland: Dr. Ted Topolski, Managing Director Tanne Petroleum, Vice President Adamus Defense Group, US Army Vietnam

United Kingdom:  Bureau Chief and Resident Managing Editor: Ian Greenhalgh (Military Affairs expert)

UK Bureau: Gilad Atzmon (author, musician, activist at www.gilad.co.uk)

Alan Hart: Formerly with BBC and ITV, where he was Chief Middle East Correspondent during the 1967 War

Stuart Littlewood: Former RAF now photojournalist and political commentator

Michael Shrimpton: Author of Spyhunter, UK Barrister Shrimpton has advised UK intelligence agencies on Post War political movements in Europe for 30 years (Until imprisoned in a highly controversial case involving nuclear weapons secrets)

Harry Erivona: Legal counsel for Adamus Defense Group’s London-House, investment banker and global security analyst

Robbie the Pict: Ruler of the imaginary Republic of Skye, political commentator, curmudgeon and activist

Canada:  Bureau Chief:  Dr. Anthony Hill, University of Lethbridge, author, investigator, activist

Russia:  Editor/Bureau Chief:  Colonel Gene Khrushchev: Former First Secretary Soviet/Russian Embassy Kabul, Tehran, Soviet Airborne Commander Afghanistan, Vice President Adamus Group. (on leave of absence while serving with Russian Foreign Ministry)

Nigeria:  Harry Erivona, Director, Adamus Security Group, CEO Hammond and Barkers, London

Ghana:   Samuel Bunyan, Resident Agent/Adamus Aerospace Services

Cameroon:  Alex Powers, former Pentagon Asst. Director Counter Terrorism, Vice President Business Development, Adamus Financial Group

Austria:  Editor/Bureau Chief: Lee Wanta (White House Director of Intelligence, Inspector General, Department of Defense, US under President Reagan)

Germany:  Bureau Chief: F. William Engldahl

Brazil:  Correspondent:  Fancisca Helena Grunupp (Historian, literary translator)

New Zealand:  Correspondent:  Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall (Psychiatrist (MD), Political Activist and Refugee)

Vietnam:  Bureau Chief: Chuck Palazzo USMC Force Reconnaissance

Thailand:  Bureau Chief: Dimitri Khalezov (formerly of Soviet 12th Nuclear Directorate, currently a political prisoner in Thailand) now back from the dead.

SPEAKERS BUREAU

  • Alan Hart
  • Bob Nichols
  • Amb. Daniel Overmyer (deceased)
  • Ralph W. Eckard (deceased)
  • Maj. Dimitri Khalezov (released from prison)
  • Dr. Ashraf Ezzat
  • Lt. General Hamid Gul(deceased)
  • Gilad Atzmon
  • Gordon Duff
  • Gwyneth Todd
  • Jim W. Dean
  • Raja Mujtaba (deceased)
  • Robert Rosebrock
  • Sherwood Ross
  • Sir. Vojislav Milosevic
  • Michael Chester
  • Dr. Anthony Hill
  • Hon. Michael Shrimpton (freed)
  • Kouroush Ziabari
  • Colonel Gene Khrushchev
  • Amb. Leo Wanta
  • Colonel James Hanke USA Special Forces (CoO, Adamus Defense Group)
  • Harut Sassounian
  • Roi Tov (missing presumed murdered)
  • Dr. Preston James
  • Alex Powers
  • Harry Erivona
  • Samuel Bunyan
  • Kadir A. Mohmand
  • Sami Jadallah
  • Jane Rosenstein
  • Jeffrey Silverman

Partner Publications

Partner Institutions

  • Brighton College
  • The Paralegal Institute
  • The Sonora Desert Institute

IN MEMORIAM Missing but not forgotten

  • Peter Panayotou, Cassidy and Associates SE Europe, 4C Controls,  (Canadian Intelligence Officer)
  • Lt. General Hamid Gul
  • Capt. Martha Foster (US Army) and Cpl. Karl Emerson Foster (USMC Vietnam)
  • Anthony Lawson
  • Captain Eric May Ghost Troop
  • Major Raja Mujtaba (combat veteran, journalist, friend)
  • Colonel David (Hack) Hackworth US Army Special Forces (WW2, Korean War, Vietnam)
  • Colonel Ted Guy USAF (WW2, Korean War, Vietnam, POW)
  • Leo Crampsey US Navy World War II, State Department Foreign Dignitary Protection Service, Chief of Security E.I. Dupont (last American to leave US embassy Saigon, 1975)
  • Sgt. Ralph W. Eckard (Recon) USMC Force Recon Vietnam (Editor and Staff Columnist)
  • Gary Webb (attacked by corporate media for exposing CIA drug running, suicided in 2004)
  • Steve Palmer (US Army, WW2)
  • Vittorio Arrigoni KIA- Gaza
  • Mohamed Mo Nabbous KIA Benghazi
  • Fr. Malachi Martin (Society of Jesus, former Vatican Secretary of State)
  • Maya Naser, Press TV, KIA- Syria
  • Pierre A. Rinfret US Army World War II (Economic Advisor to 3 Presidents)
  • Captain/Ambassador Daniel Overmyer, US Army World War II
  • Alynn Pike, wife of Reverend Ted Pike, National Prayer Network
  • Yarra Abbas, Syrian TV, KIA, Memorial Day 2013, al-Daba airport assault near al-Qusayr
  • Britt Bambic (RoamZone/Beehive Security US Army, Afghanistan)
  • Clinton Bastin (USMC WWII, Department of Energy, Nuclear Weapons Designer)
  • Tommy Hill (VT Costa Rica, Security Consultant/Chef)
  • Michael Ruppert (LAPD Detective, listed as suicide)
  • Dr. James R. Hooker (Dept. of History, Michigan State Univ/Staff Sgt. US Army, Korea 1950)
  • Jim Karras (Artist, Joined Coast Guard at 15, Pearl Harbor Survivor) World War II
  • Ted Sampley, US Army Special Forces Vietnam

Publishers

  • The men and women of the clandestine and special operations services who value honor and human decency
  • The political prisoners, those on the run, those who have given all and wish they had more to give

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