John Weisman received his BA in English Literature from Bard College. From 1989-1991, he was a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program for Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University. Prior to his appointment, John was Washington, DC, Bureau Chief for TV Guide Magazine, a post he held since establishing the bureau in 1977. He has worked in more than three dozen countries on assignments that included covering wars in Central America and the Middle East.
John has published many articles in a wide range of periodicals; he is currently a roving contributing editor for Soldier of Fortune, and also writes the Black Ops column on www.military.com. From 1994-2002 John war-gamed counterterrorist scenarios at Heckler & Koch's International Training Division. John's latest books include Direct Action , Jack in the Box , and Soar: A Black-Ops Mission .