Board & Staff

About VT – Speakers Bureau

Editorial Board of Directors

The volunteer board is responsible for all content on VT and participates in all major decisions regarding content, columnists, and editorial direction for VT.  They are fully independent and NOT paid by VT for their service.

ChairmanGORDON DUFF: VT Senior Editor, U.S. Marines, Vietnam, Managing Director, Adamus Defense Group,  Switzerland - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>
Vice-ChairmanJIM W. DEAN: Senior Managing Editor, Military Order of World Wars, Association for Intelligence Officers, Senior Vice President, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>
Board MemberCOL. 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
Board MemberDR. KEVIN BARRETT: Specialist in Islamic Studies, Educator, Radio Host, Investigative Journalist - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>
Board MemberIAN GREENHALGH: Historian, military technology specialist - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>
Board MemberCOL. 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) - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>
Board MemberDR. PRESTON JAMES: Social psychologist, historian, political analyst - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>
Board MemberMIKE HARRIS: Financial Editor, radio host, former GOP Campaign Finance Chairman and gubernatorial candidate for Arizona, Senior Vice President, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>
Board MemberCAROL DUFF: RN/MSN Health Editor - Full Bio & Contact Info >>>

Daily Operations Staff

The volunteer men and women who run VT on a daily basis chopping the wood and keeping the lights on.

General ManagerJohn Allen
Senior Managing EditorGordon Duff
Managing EditorJim W. Dean
Comments ManagerBilly Jackson
Health Services ManagerCarol Duff RN/MSN (Ohio licensed)
VT Radio Producer - Short End of StickBrett Baggett
Media for Africa Manager Alex Powers (Pentagon Counter-Terrorism Deputy under Bush 43)
Washington D.C. DeskThomas Mattingly
Corporate Security ChiefFrederick Coward, Former Supervising Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation for 30 years including diplomatic assignments in Japan and the Middle East
Corporate ChefMichael Chester

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 (Deceased)

International Bureaus and Correspondents

  • Middle East Senior Correspondent:  Nahed al Husaini, from Istanbul
  • Middle East Advisor: 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 Bureau Chief:  Position Not-Filled
  • Iran Bureau ChiefDr. Ismail Salami (Press TV/Tehran Times, UN Human Rights Commission
  • Afghanistan Bureau Chief: Kadir Mohmand, Nazar Mohammad Mutmaeen Dr. Mohamed Miraki,
  • Armenia Bureau Chief:  David Boyajian
  • Georgia Bureau Chief:  Jeffrey Silverman, US Army, Specialist in Biological and Chemical Warfare
  • Azerbaijan Bureau Chief:  Henry Kamens
  • Republic of Korea: Jonas Alexis
  • Southeastern Europe  Bureau 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:  Brigadier General Asif Haroon Raja (ret),
    • Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey (Ret. Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military of Pakistan)
    •  Sajjad Shaukat., 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 – 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
    • Alan Hart: Formerly with BBC and ITV, where he was Chief Middle East Correspondent during the 1967 War (deceased)
    • 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 Hall, University of Lethbridge, author, investigator, activist
  • Russia Editor/Bureau Chief Moscow:  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)
  • Russia: Galima Galiullina PhD   (from Washington DC)
  • 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 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.

IN MEMORIAM: Missing but not forgotten

  • Margot Hanke, Capt. US Army (WAC), Central Intelligence Agency…Missed
  • Sherwood Ross, US Air Force, activist and VT stalwart
  • Alan Hart…Missed
  • Thomas Mattingly JD, Legal Editor, Washington Bureau Chief
  • Lt. General Hamid Gul, Editor, former Director General ISI, Pakistan
  • Major Raja Mujtaba, Editor, Army of Pakistan (combat veteran, journalist, friend)
  • Sgt. Ralph W. Eckard (Recon) USMC Force Recon Vietnam (Editor and Staff Columnist and member of G.Duff’s rifle squad in Vietnam)
  • Clinton Bastin (USMC WWII, Department of Energy, Nuclear Weapons Designer)
  • Kathrine Frisk (Gail Evans actually) Bureau Chief, featured writer and continual nag…we will miss her.
  • Captain Eric May “Ghost Troop” US Army intelligence officer and whistleblower
  • Ernst and Ingrid Zundel, died less than two months apart…missed German authors, activists and German patriots
  • Paul Tate, Died under mysterious circumstances in Republic of Georgia, worked for British Petroleum and “good friend” of VT
  • CWO Ed Nichols, US Army CID, US Marines RVN 1965, Detective LAPD, VT team founder
  • Peter Panayotou, Cassidy and Associates SE Europe, 4C Controls,  (Canadian Intelligence Officer)
  • Serena Shimm, Detroit born, Press TV Turkish bureau murdered for reporting sarin gas smuggling
  • Capt. Martha Foster (US Army) and Cpl. Karl Emerson Foster (USMC Vietnam)
  • Anthony Lawson, the voice behind the memorable videos
  • 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)
  • 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 and Chief Exorcist)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Ben (Jerome G.) Ervin, 5 Services Veteran, USAF Vietnam, Toledo, Ohio

Writers Emeritus