Dan Briody

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Dan Briody is the author of the books The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money (2004) and The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group (2003). Born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, he and his family now live in Bridgewater.[1]


Prior to writing about corporations and their political ties, Briody was a technology journalist, including working as an editor[2] and columnist[3] for InfoWorld. He later began writing for the magazine Red Herring, for whom he initially wrote about the Carlyle Group in 2001.[4]

Briody expanded his Red Herring Carlyle Group article, turning it into his first book in 2003. The Iron Triangle landed on several best-seller lists,[5] with The New York Times describing it as "one-stop shopping for anyone who wants a laundry list of accusations against Carlyle since its inception in 1987."[4]

The Iron Triangle put Briody in the media spotlight, commenting to audiences curious about the confluence of the military business and politics. Briody appeared in Michael Moore's movie Fahrenheit 9/11, talking about how the Carlyle Group benefited from 9/11 and the Bush family's connections with the Carlyle Group and Saudi Arabia.[1] Briody has since appeared on a number of national broadcasts including The Today Show, Nightline, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and NPR's Fresh Air.

In 2004, Briody published The Halliburton Agenda, a detailed account of Halliburton, the oil services and logistics company formerly run by Dick Cheney. In particular, he covered its subsidiary KBR (formerly named Kellogg Brown & Root).

More recently, Briody writes freelance articles for a variety of magazines, including Martha Stewart Living, Golf Digest, BusinessWeek, MSN, and Inc. He is also the founder of a communications consultancy for Fortune 500 companies.


  • Briody, Dan (2004). The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-471-63860-5.
  • —— (2003). The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-471-28108-5.


  1. ^ a b Lefferts, E.L. (July 1, 2004). "Beyond 'Fahrenheit'". Litchfield County Times. Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  2. ^ Fost, Dan (May 6, 1999). "Nat Semi Exiting Microchip Business". San Francisco Chronicle. p. B-1. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Briody, Dan (November 30, 1999). "Opinion: Table for two, cell phone or noncell phone". CNN. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Cowan, Alison Leigh (April 13, 2003). "Weaving a Power Web on the Potomac". The New York Times. p. 35. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  5. ^ "The BusinessWeek Best-Seller List". BusinessWeek. June 30, 2003. Archived from the original on October 18, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2010.

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