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Brendan McNally

Brendan McNally is a journalist and writer specializing in defense and aerospace.

Brendan began his career in Washington D.C. during the 1980s, writing for various defense
industry newsletters, including Inside the Navy, Inside the Army, and Navy News and
Undersea Technology.

Following the end of the Cold War, Brendan moved to Prague where he covered the Eastern
European arms trade, NATO enlargement, defense modernization and regional security issues
for Defense News and The Prague Post.

He was part of a New York Times investigative team examining the Pentagon’s cover up of
Chemical Weapons detections during the opening hours of the 1991 Gulf War.

Following that, Brendan returned to Dallas and for the next ten years focused on writing
fiction and local feature stories for D Magazine.

Brendan is the author of two novels: Germania, about the bizarre goings-on during the three
week “Flensburg Reich” of Hitler’s unlucky successor Grand Admiral Doenitz; and Friend
of the Devil, a 1930s Texas Gothic featuring Bonnie & Clyde, Captain Frank Hamer of the
Texas Rangers, a reefer-addled atheist blues singer, goat-gland doctor JR Brinkley, the Devil
and someone who might or might not be God.

Brendan McNally is married, with a five-year old daughter and currently divides his time
between Dallas, Texas and the Czech Republic.

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