National Debt

Hello Die-Hard Patriots!

My second book Choosing Sides takes place in Washington DC and exposes stock market manipulations by the Chinese in retaliation for the failed mission into the Bo Hai Bay. Both Time Bomb Ticking and Choosing Sides create a scenario that highlights the threat of our national debt and the constraints it imposes on us as a superpower. Today the national debt stands at a whopping 19.736 trillion dollars. (more…)

The ASDS—Advanced SEAL Delivery System

Hello Die-Hard Patriots!  Today I would like to talk about the ASDS. “The what?” you say. The ASDS. Here are two short clips from my first novel, Time Bomb Ticking.

Image result for ASDS minisub“The ASDS—Advanced SEAL Delivery System—was a 65- foot long, 8-foot wide minisub designed to ride piggyback on the Charlotte’s hull. It attached to specially built docking pylons with a collar that allowed underwater access between the vessels.”

“She can move a 16-member SEAL team, complete with equipment, to land or sea locations we couldn’t reach otherwise. And then we have the lock-in, lock-out chamber. Being able to quickly enter and exit at will while we’re submerged without making any noise is like waking up in the Playboy Mansion for us SEALs.”

ASDS History

So now you know what the ASDS is, but here are a few interesting tidbits you might not know. (more…)

Happy Columbus Day Folks!

2713923545_43e759fd94I have always been  a fan of Christopher Columbus and would like to share a short excerpt from a letter he wrote on his fourth voyage. If you would like to read the whole letter you can click on this link: columbus-letter-from-the-fourth-voyage.

In the month of January, the mouth of the river silted up. In April, the ships were all wormeaten, and it was impossible to keep them above water. At this time, the river made a channel, by which with difficulty I brought out three empty. The boats went back into the river for salt and water. The sea became high and rough and did not allow them to come out.

Photo credit: steeljam via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND

The Indians were many and gathered together and attacked them, and in the end they slew them. (more…)

Time Bomb Ticking Audio Book Coming December 2016!

Hello Die-Hard Patriot Fans! Book three is finally ready for editing and should be released as an Ebook this winter. Also, the audio version of Time Bomb Ticking has entered the production stage and should be released before Christmas.  I am very pleased to announce that Richard Riemann is the narrator and I’m in the process of selecting a lead female voice to assist with the audio production of Choosing Sides.

 

China vs. the United States. Is the Spratly Island dispute really over oil?

In my novel, Time Bomb Ticking, Captain McGraw and the USS Charlotte are tasked to penetrate China’s Bo Hai Bay in a daring mission of espionage. To clear the bay of Chinese naval ships, the Pentagon stages war games near the Spratly Islands.
To quote one of my characters, Admiral Donavan, “The damn thieves are trying to muscle in on the Reed Bank oil that belongs to the Philippines and he (the president) wants to send them a ‘hands off’ message.” I wrote that back in 2012.

This summer we witnessed headline news as the Chinese continued to construct an airfield atop Fiery Cross Reef despite international objections. Not only will this airstrip give them military superiority in the region, but it will extend their exclusive territorial sovereignty, thereby allowing them to lay claim to the Reed Bank oil. That oil reserve is estimated by some to be the fourth largest reserve in the world.

In 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, President George Herbert Walker Bush responded with overwhelming force in Operation Desert Storm. Over the past two years, President Obama has failed to prevent the Chinese from island building and shows little interest in resolving the problem before his term expires.

If you were the Commander-in-Chief, what would you do, and why?

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