speaktruthseries — Gareth Porter is an independent, investigative journalist and historian who specializes in US national security policy and is a visiting scholar at the George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution for the 2010-2011 academic year.

He writes regularly for Inter Press Service, but has also published investigative articles on Salon.com, The Nation, The American Prospect and The Raw Story. His opinion pieces have been published on Huffington Post, Firedoglake, Truthout, Counterpunch and other websites.

Porter was Saigon Bureau Chief of Dispatch News Service International in 1971 and later reported on trips to Southeast Asia for The Guardian, Asian Wall Street Journal and Pacific News Service. He is the author of four books on the Vietnam War and the political system of Vietnam. Historian Andrew Bacevich called his latest book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War, published by University of California Press in 2005, “without a doubt, the most important contribution to the history of US national security policy to appear in the past decade.”

He has taught Southeast Asian politics and international studies at American University, City College of New York and the School of Advanced International Studies.

Gareth can be reached at:

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Additional video segments of the other speakers (Ray McGovern, David LaMotte, Josh Stieber, Conor Curran, Brock McIntosh and Mike Prysner) are available on YouTube and the 2-disc DVD is available for purchase at: www.speakingtruthtopowerseries.wordpress.com.

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