Richard Whittle

Richard Whittle

Richard Whittle is the author of Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution and of The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey. A Global Fellow in Science and Technology Innovation at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and a former Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, Whittle has written for Air & Space Smithsonian, American Heritage, the U.S. Naval Institute journal Proceedings, the web site Breaking, the Vertical Flight Society journal Vertiflite, and numerous other publications. Over a distinguished newspaper career, he covered the Pentagon and other Washington beats and did investigative reporting for The Dallas Morning News. Earlier in his career, Whittle wrote about defense and foreign policy for Congressional Quarterly magazine and was an editor at National Public Radio. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, a wide range of other newspapers and magazines, and on The Atlantic Monthly web site. He has also appeared as an interview guest on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” as well as on C-SPAN, NPR, BBC Radio and dozens of U.S. and international television and radio broadcasts. Fluent in German, Whittle has written essays and commentaries for German-language newspapers including Die Zeit (Hamburg), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Munich), Neue Zuercher Zeitung (Zurich) and others. He has also appeared as an interview guest on German public radio.
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