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 former Global Fellow in International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, Whittle has written for Air & Space Smithsonian, the U.S. Naval Institute journal Proceedings, the web site BreakingDefense.com, 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.