Patrick Eddington is a former CIA imagery analyst, a former lobbyist, private researcher, author, and Congressional staffer. Eddington resigned in 1996 after working on a book (Gassed in the Gulf) that exposed the gulf war syndrome.

During his tenure at the CIA, his analytical assignments included monitoring the breakup of the former Soviet Union; providing military assessments to policy makers on Iraqi and Iranian conventional forces and coordinating the CIA's military targeting support to NATO during Operation Deliberate Force in Bosnia in 1995.

Eddington's opinion pieces have appeared in a number of publications, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Army Times, among others. Eddington is a frequent commentator on national security issues for the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, SKY News, CNN, and other domestic and international television networks

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