Joseph P. Harahan is the senior historian at the On-Site Inspection Agency. Prior to joining the Agency, he was a historian in the Office of Air Force History and faculty member at the University of Richmond and Michigan State University. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from the University of Richmond, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is the author of On-Site Inspections Under the INF Treaty (1993) and the co-editor of a multivolume Air Force history series, Warrior Studies (12 volumes). While completing this history he lectured at colleges, universities, and military academies in the United States and abroad.
John C. Kuhn, III, joined the On-Site Inspection Agency in 1992. As an Air Force historian, he authored organizational histories at the 2nd Bombardment Wing and contributed to the annual histories at the 8th and 15th Air Forces in the Strategic Air Command. At the On-Site Inspection Agency he assisted in the final stages of production of the Agency's first history, On-Site Inspections Under the INF Treaty (1993) before turning to researching and writing this book.