About the Author
RICHARD D. COPAKEN served as a White House Fellow in President Lyndon Johnson's White House. For thrity-nine years thereafter, he engaged in the practice of international law at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington and Burling. Copaken graduated from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor of the Harvard Law Review. His writings have appeared in professional journals as well as in newspapers and magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The San Juan Star. Target Culebra is his first book-length publication. Also an artist, his paintings have been exhibited in Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, and in the United States. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife, Marjorie.