Con Coughlin is a distinguished journalist and the author of three critically aclaimed books, including the international bestseller Saddam: The Secret Life. He is Defence and Security Editor of the Daily Telegraph, and writes for the Spectator and other periodicals. He is a regular commentator on world affairs for BBC news programmes and Sky News, and is a specialist on the Middle East and International terrorism. His most recent book, American Ally, was published in 2006.
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