Milt Bearden, a "30-year veteran in the CIA's Directorate of Operations, served as a senior manager for clandestine operations. He is the co-author, with James Risen, of 'The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown With the KGB'."  Bearden served as CIA station chief in Pakistan  and Afghanistan .
- Advisory Board (2007), Conflicts Forum
- Milt Bearden, "Iraqi Insurgents Take Page from Afghan Soviet Resistance," whywar.com, November 9, 2003.
- Milt Bearden, "Killing leaders won't defuse al-Qaida jihad," deseretnews.com, March 21, 2004.
- Milt Bearden, "Bin Laden's capture would not stop Al Qaeda," New York Times, March 27, 2004.