Michael Smith

Visiting Fellow

Michael Smith is an award-winning journalist and author. He served in the British Army’s Intelligence Corps for ten years. After leaving the army, he worked as a journalist for the BBC, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times where he uncovered the Downing Street Memos, exposing the truth about the intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq. He was Specialist Reporter of the Year in the 2006 UK Press Awards. Smith is the author of numerous books on espionage, codebreaking and special operations including the UK number one bestseller Station X: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park, the New York Times bestseller Killer Elite: America’s Most Secret Special Operations Team and Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews, which led to the recognition of former MI6 officer Frank Foley as Righteous Among Nations, the highest award the Israeli state can award to a non-Jew. He is a member of the board of the Bletchley Park Trust and one of the judges for the Intelligence Book of the Year.