Michael Davidson

Clandestine Editor

Michael R. Davidson was raised in the Mid-West. Heeding President Kennedy’s call for more young Americans to learn Russian he studied the language in college and later at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Military service took him to the White House where he served as translator for the Moscow-Washington “Hotline.” His language abilities attracted the attention of the Central Intelligence Agency, and following military service Mr. Davidson spent the next 28 years as a Clandestine Services officer. Seventeen of those years were spent abroad in a variety of sensitive posts working against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact.

Mr. Davidson retired from government service in 1995 having achieved Senior Intelligence Service rank.

He thereafter founded two consulting companies and co-founded an industrial manufacturing company in Florida. His articles and op-ed pieces have been published in the American and French press. He currently lives with his wife, two dogs, and a cat in the Shenandoah Valley.

Mr. Davidson is a founding member of the Spymasters Literary Guild. He is the author of seven novels.

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Michael's 19 most recent articles:

DEC 02 2015
Wise Alf
Politics

Несколько забавных ироний

Словами и поступками наших либеральных товарищей

NOV 27 2014
AND Magazine
Literature

Krystal

Controversial judge is murdered in a Washington hotel Room
"Krystal finds herself in a race against time before she herself becomes the next victim..."

APR 16 2014
AND Magazine
The Right

Valley of Death

Principles are not enough
"Hapless Republicans were completely outmaneuvered by a well-prepared Obama"

MAR 02 2014
AND Magazine
Columns

Whither the Ukraine?

The Crimea
"The answers will be revealed in time, but they will be dictated more by Moscow than Brussels or DC"

MAR 02 2014
AND Magazine
Columns

The Ukraine and Russia

Has a new Cold War Begun?
"The world must deal with Putin's xenophobic world view"

JAN 31 2014
AND Magazine
Culture

Brussels Sprouts

The Lateral Frontal Pole
"This is about the brain's connection to morality"

JAN 19 2014
AND Magazine
The Right

Hysteria: Part Deux

Executive Authority
"President Obama permits targeted killings of foreigners on sovereign territory, by armed drones..."

NOV 25 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

Oncoming Traffic

Is a Crash Unavoidable?
"The process just begun in Geneva may well lead to even more proliferation."

NOV 08 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

Jules, Vlad, and Ed

The truth is subordinate to the agenda
"The Russians are past masters at deception and misdirection"

OCT 27 2013
AND Magazine
The Right

An Uninformed Presidency

Accountability is non-existent in the Obama Administration
"An administration chest deep in corruption, miscalculation, and destructive hubris"

OCT 05 2013
AND Magazine
Literature

Incubus

Former KGB general is shot to death in DC
"The White House and the Kremlin are linked in an effort to prevent the revelation..."

OCT 02 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

The God of This World

Tyranny of Thought
"The "fundamental transformation" of America into something almost unrecognizable"

SEP 23 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

Insanity

Terrorism as madness
"Intolerant, medieval radicalism is a malevolent, invasive worm that is debilitating Islam."

SEP 13 2013
AND Magazine
The Right

Putinesque

KGB Thug Lectures US
"What is required for a solution to the Syrian problem is quiet diplomacy"

SEP 10 2013
AND Magazine
The Right

PUTIN TO THE RESCUE

Putin plays chess while Obama plays checkers
"The Russians have more reason to be involved in the Syrian conflict than does the United States"

SEP 08 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

Obama's Dark Comedy

A response to Miles Copeland's Death and Rubble
"Obama's final act is turning into a dark comedy."

SEP 03 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

Treason

Snowden Documents Reveal US Intelligence Community Budget
"The size of the IC budget should not be the central concern"

AUG 22 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

Hysteria

Eventually a terrorist group may acquire a nuke.
"How could two such low ranking misfits be permitted access to the information they stole?"

AUG 19 2013
AND Magazine
Columns

Moral Equivalence

Centrifugal Forces
"One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist."

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