A Tale of Two Tragedies

Cyber, biological, chemical, and unmanned warfare are coming to a city near you and the result will not be sanitized.

A Beautiful Target

Why send a couple of Green Berets to a place no one seemed to care about?

Project Stranger

New York told me I couldn’t publish this book without an agent, and to get an agent I needed to write the book first…

Bushido is Our Code

After a 58-year hiatus, Japan reentered the Special Operations arena and made a lot of people nervous.

Searching for Ghosts

Ravaged by Saddam, Kuwait put its faith in oil, Islam, and the United States of America.

My Global Christmas

Put on your hideous sweater, make one of your kids cry, play the accordion, and generally sing, drink, and be merry. It’s Christmas

A Day’s Work

I took a deep breath knowing I had just opened a back door to a foreign government without permission…

Ataturk’s Ghost

Two months ago I was a mandarin in a game administered by Erdal Öztürk. Next month he may be executed…

Divin’ With Ivan

…when men like that come for you, there are only two options: surrender or death.

Solo Flight

…Chirac or no Chirac, I wasn’t going to die of stupidity in this hell hole.

Geography of Power

Only power keeps the fragile barrier of civilization in place between our faith and our primal urges.