William M. Arkin Biography

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

William M. Arkin, journalist and author of more than ten books on military affairs, is an NBC-TV News military analyst and a consultant to numerous organizations. He was an Army intelligence analyst in West Berlin during the 1970s, a nuclear weapons expert during the Cold War, and pioneered on-the-ground study of the effects of military operations in Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. Arkin's latest book -- Codenames: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World -- was published in January 2005 by Steerforth Press. His Dot.Mil column, launched in November 1998, appeared every other Monday on washingtonpost.com until January 6, 2003. Arkin also wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times from December 2001 until September 2004 (you can read the archives of columns here). Arkin lives in South Pomfret, Vermont.

E-mail Arkin at warkin@igc.org.

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