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John Prados

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John Prados is a Senior Fellow and program director with the National Security Archive, George Washington University, heading the Archive’s Iraq Documentation Project and its parallel effort on Vietnam. Prados has chapters in thirty-two other books, and entries in six reference works. He is also an award-winning designer of board strategy games for many publishers. Prados is a contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and a former contributing writer to The VVA Veteran. His articles and op-ed pieces have appeared widely, including Vanity Fair, The Washington Post Outlook, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Naval History, The American Prospect, Scientific American, and elsewhere. His internet articles have appeared at,,, American Prospect Online, and elsewhere. His book reviews have also appeared widely.


  • Ph.D. from Columbia University