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Terry Turchie spent thirty years in the FBI- as a clerical support employee from 1972-1976, and as an FBI agent from 1976 until his retirement in May 2001, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. He received many promotions, Letters of Commendation, and Incentive Awards during his career, including the FBI Director’s Award for Management and Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. In 1986, he and his partners arrested Gennady Zacharov a Soviet KGB officer in New York City, for espionage. The Assistant Director of the FBI, New York called him, “a key figure in the Soviet Division and our effort to neutralize Soviet intelligence services.” He led the UNABOM investigation from 1994 to 1998, drafting the search warrant for the cabin of Theodore Kaczynski. The FBI Director appointed him as the Inspector in Charge of the fugitive hunt for Eric Robert Rudolph, who detonated a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and murdered a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama in January 1998. In March 2000, he traveled overseas with former FBI Director Louis Freeh to facilitate joint investigations of international terrorism and al-Qaeda in the Far East. Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2001, he went to work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as the head of the counterintelligence program.
Don Bracken, birth name Donagh an old Irish name, is a former official of the Democratic Party who was inspired by John F. Kennedy to “ask not what your country will do for you, but what you will do for your country.” Following his military service in the U.S. Army in which he participated in the development of nuclear warfare tactics at the Combat Development Experimentation Center In California, he entered the Democratic Party in suburban New York City. His instincts and natural skill set enabled him to succeed in the coordination and management of political campaigns on the local and congressional levels the last the successful reelection of John G. Dow the only congressman in an unsafe district to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which facilitated the Vietnam War. Family illness intervened which curtailed his activities. He left the Democratic Party when the Clinton influence dominated the Party and registered as an Independent which he is today. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and Manhattan Prep. He did postgraduate work on Middle East Development at the University of California while in the U.S. Army. He was a successful businessman and retired in 1998. He emerged from retirement and founded the History Publishing Company in 2007. He is also the author The Words of War an examination of journalism during the American Civil War.