Allegra Harpootlian

Allegra Harpootlian, a TomDispatch regular, is a political partner with the Truman National Security Project. She currently works at the intersection of national security, politics, and the media. You can subscribe to her drone newsletter here and find her on Twitter at @ally_harp.

Matthew Harwood

Matthew Harwood is senior writer/editor of the ACLU and holds an M.Litt. in International Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His work has appeared at Al Jazeera America, the American Conservative, the GuardianGuernicaSalonWar is Boring, and the Washington Monthly. He is also a TomDispatch regular.

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges was a war correspondent for two decades in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, 15 of them with the New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of 14 books, including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, What Every Person Should Know About War, and the just-published The Greatest Evil Is War (Seven Stories Press). He writes a column for ScheerPost and has a show, the Chris Hedges Report, on the Real News Network. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. as well as students earning their college degrees from Rutgers University in the New Jersey prison system. You can find him at

Chris Hellman

Chris Hellman is communications liaison at the National Priorities Project in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was previously a military policy analyst for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, a Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Defense Information, and spent ten years on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer working on national security and foreign policy issues. He is a frequent media commentator on military planning, policy, and budgetary issues.