Joining Allen on the phone from Arlington, Virginia, is Gareth Porter.
Gareth Porter is a historian, investigative journalist, author and policy analyst specializing in U.S. national security policy. During the Vietnam War, he served as Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service International from 1970-1971, and subsequently was co-director of the Indochina Resource Center. He has written several books on Southeast Asia and the Middle East, including the 2005 Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. Porter’s analysis and reporting, now spanning over four decades, has appeared in numerous publications.