Dr. John Prados directs the National Security Archive’s "Vietnam Documentation Project and is Research Fellow on national security affairs, including foreign affairs, intelligence, and military subjects. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University and has authored many books and articles on the subjects of the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Vietnam war. His book on the National Security Council and another on intelligence in the Pacific in World War II were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent are Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2006), Hoodwinked: The Documents that Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War (New York: The New Press, 2004), and Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003). His articles have appeared in Diplomatic History, Intelligence and National Security, Scientific American, Military History Quarterly, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Survival, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The VVA Veteran."