Monthly Archives: January 2011

Covert Action and Special Operations: Fact and Fantasy

In 2009, right after I finished One Rough Man, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh claimed that George W. Bush had run an “executive assassination ring” reporting directly to Dick Cheney, which might be continuing to this day under a new administration.  I couldn’t believe it.  The story sounded remarkably like the fictional unit I’d created for my novel.  Given my background, I suppose what I should do is wink and nod, neither confirming nor denying his allegations.  After all, that would be the best for book sales.  “No, [...]

By |2017-11-17T18:04:35+00:00January 31st, 2011|Blog, Featured|8 Comments

Lethal Truth

We’re one month from the book launch, and in the three years since I started writing my novel about a fictional counter-terrorist unit called the Taskforce, I’ve been amazed at the number of news stories that have basically stated  a unit like the one I’ve created really exists.  They’ve asserted that the CIA has “assassination squads” planning to kill terrorists without any congressional oversight, in defiance of the assassination ban in Executive Order 12333.  That Special Forces have been running amok in foreign lands, ignoring all aspects of [...]

By |2011-01-13T08:40:22+00:00January 13th, 2011|Blog|5 Comments