- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, November 24, 2015
- Washington Post, December 1, 2015, p.A11
- Washington Post, November 23, 2015
William Blum is an American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy. He worked in a computer related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. Initially an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he became disillusioned by the Vietnam War. He lives in Washington, DC.