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Russian hacking: Listen to the intelligence community

  Those of you who have been reading these posts over the years know that I have a strong belief in our intelligence community and a deep passion for its necessity and its members. The past few weeks have angered … Continue reading

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Embassy closures: Are we erring too far on the side of caution?

For those of us who have lived in countries when embassies close, it can be a very isolating feeling.  The first time it happened to me I was reminded that the purpose of a U.S. Embassy is NOT to be … Continue reading

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A first look at ‘The Very Dangerous Liaison’

Now that you’ve seen the book trailer about Alex’s next adventure, here’s a first taste of The Very Dangerous Liaison. Excerpt 1 She approached the beach house steadily with all her senses finely honed.  She had a package to deliver … Continue reading

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North Korea: Threat or a case of chest-pummeling?

My father served in South Korea in 1960 and fell in love with Kimchi, the national dish of Korea.  It is a fermented dish with cabbage and other vegetables as its base.  It is full of garlic. I have always … Continue reading

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The week in politics: SOTU, water, drones and talking heads

What a week of staring at television (perhaps there is a reason for the nickname, “the boob tube”?).  The State of the Union (SOTU) was not the inspiring, wake up call to “what the future can bring” speech.  Let’s start … Continue reading

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The Petraeus Scandal: You can’t make this stuff up

This week I thought I was reading one of my own plots when every morning there was a new twist to the Petraeus scandal. I couldn’t believe it from the very start.  Having spent some time in the intelligence world, … Continue reading

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The name is Bond …

Last week we celebrated James Bond’s 50th anniversary of 007 in the movies, making it longest running movie series in history.  The first book was actually published in 1953 and has delighted multiple generations. As a child, my father took … Continue reading

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