Gary Berntsen is a retired senior CIA operations officer who has served as a chief of station on three separate occasions. He led the CIA's most important counterterrorist deployments from 1995 through 2005. Since May 2007 he has been serving as an intelligence and counterinsurgency adviser in eastern Afghanistan. Berntsen is the author of the bestseller "Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda" (Crown, 2005). He has done more than seventy-five television appearances as well as numerous appearances on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and NBC. He lives in Forest Hills, New York.
Gary Berntsen spent more than twenty years as an officer in the Clandestine Service and served in an array of Field Command assignments. He has been awarded both the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Star.
Ralph Pezzullo is a former journalist, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, and is the author of "At the Fall of Somoza," "Plunging into Haiti," and the mystery novel "Eve Missing,"