Susan Katz Keating is an award winning writer and investigative journalist specializing in terrorism and national security. As the security and terrorism correspondent for American Media Institute, she has broken fast-developing stories of international and national scope. As military correspondent for PEOPLE magazine, she has broken stories there and in TIME on the U.S. military and domestic terrorism. A former Washington Times security reporter, she is the author of Prisoners of Hope: Exploiting the POW/MIA Myth in America (Random House), and three books for young readers. Her work has appeared in Readers Digest, the New York Times, Air&Space, American Legion, VFW, Soldier of Fortune, and other publications. She has been cited in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, and other journals. She is a founding trustee for the National Museum of Americans in Wartime, and serves on the boards of Military Reporters & Editors and Cooking With the Troops. She briefly was in the U.S. Army, where she earned her Expert rating on the M-16 rifle. She was editor of the Dixon Tribune newspaper in California. She was a director of the Travis AFB Museum, and served as restoration crew chief on a B-52.