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

Board Officers

Chairman: Gordon Duff

VT Senior Editor, U.S. Marines, Vietnam, Managing Director, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

Vice-Chairman: Jim W. Dean

Senior Managing Editor, Military Order of World Wars, Association for Intelligence Officers, Senior Vice President, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland

Jim W. Dean is Managing Editor of Veterans Today involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews.

He broke into television work doing Atlanta Public TV programs for variety of American heritage, historical, military, veterans and Intel topics and organizations since 2000. Jim’s only film appearance was in the PBS Looking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates, and he has guest lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon, GA..

Board Members

  • 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
  • DR. PRESTON JAMES: Social psychologist, historian, political analyst
  • CAROL DUFF: RN/MSN Health Editor
  • THOMAS MATTINGLY JD
  • Dr. ALAN SABROSKY:  US Marines, Vietnam
  • MIKE HARRIS: Financial Editor, radio host, former GOP Campaign Finance Chairman and gubernatorial candidate for Arizona, Senior Vice President, Adamus Defense Group, Switzerland
  • 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)
  • NAJM HAMAD AL AHMAD:  Former Minister of Justice (Syrian Arab Republic), Professor of Law, University of Damascus
  • AHMAD BADREDDIN HASSOUN:  Grand Mufti of Syria and Highest Religious Authority
  • NAHED AL HUSAINI:  Bureau Chief, Middle East from Damascus, Syria
  • Robert David Steele:  Formerly with the Central Intelligence Agency, Open Source Intelligence Reform, (www.robertdavidsteele.com)

Daily Operations Staff

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

  • John Allen, General Manager
  • Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
  • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor
  • Carol Duff RN/MSN (Ohio/Michigan licensed), Health
  • Alex Powers, Media for Africa Manager – Pentagon Counter-Terrorism Deputy under Bush 43
  • Thomas Mattingly, Washington D.C. Desk
  • Frederick Coward, Corporate Security – Former Supervising Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation for 30 years including diplomatic assignments in Japan and the Middle East
  • Michael Chester, Corporate Chef

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)
  • Carla Ortiz: Activist/Film Maker

 

  • Washington:  Dr. Akbar Montaser, George Washington University
  • Minneapolis:  Dr. Preston James
  • Middle East Senior Correspondent:  Nahed al Husaini, from Damascus
  • Syria:  Dr. Bassam Barakat
  • 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
    • Nauman Sadiq, Attorney and Columnist, Islamabad
    • BG Simon Sharif, (retired Army of Pakistan)
    • Major Raja Mujtaba:  Editor of Opinion Maker, Army of Pakistan (deceased)
    • Imran Khan:  Contributor, Current Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 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 www.gilad.co.uk)
    • 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.
  • Ukraine:  Bohdan Lystsia, Nadia Buzak

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, a good friend to many at VT
  • 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
  • Gordon Obua:  Former Chief of Security to President Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria) (“Namesake” to VT Senior Editor, Gordon Duff)

Writers Emeritus