Toby Harnden is an author who spent more than two decades as a foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times of London and The Daily Telegraph who reported from 33 countries, specializing in terrorism and war. Toby reported extensively from Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He wrote the acclaimed book "First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11," which centered on the eight members of the CIA's Team Alpha, including David Tyson, Justin Sapp and Andy Hartsog—all now members of Badger Six's board—and Mike Spann, who was married to Shannon Spann and was tragically killed in action in November 2001.

Born in England, Toby was imprisoned in Zimbabwe, prosecuted in Britain for protecting confidential sources, and vindicated by a $23 million public inquiry in Ireland. He is a dual British and American citizen and spent a decade as a Royal Navy officer before becoming a journalist. He holds a First Class degree in Modern History from Oxford and wrote Bandit Country: The IRA & South Armagh and Dead Men Risen: An Epic Story of War and Heroism in Afghanistan. Previously based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington D.C., he now lives in McLean, Virginia.