John Prados: Military Historian Who Was a Master at Uncovering Government Secrets

From a New York Times obit by Clay Risen headlined “John Prados, Master at Uncovering Government Secrets, Dies at 71”:

John Prados, a military historian whose dogged pursuit of classified government material led him to write dozens of books upsetting accepted truths about the Cold War, Vietnam and the American intelligence community, while also achieving renown as an award-winning board-game designer, died in Silver Spring, Md.

A self-described product of the 1960s who, with his ropy ponytail and bushy mustache, certainly looked the part, Dr. Prados was both a scholar and an activist.