3 Stars for Deep Whining, Makes 1 Point Over and Over and Over Again
I finished the book and wrote the following:
30% shortfalls generally citing others
30% over-the-top misrepresentation
10% outright whining
The further I got into this book the more annoying I found the author, to the point that I would fire him rather than let him poison more young officers with his combination of grievances and ignorance.
3 Stars — Company Grade Officer Dabbles as Mercenary, Earns PhD, Pens a Sophmoric Best Seller Catering to Deep State Interests
Reviewed by Robert David Steele
This book is at best a ten page article with ten cute “rules” half of which are wrong. There are some useful observations in the book but it loses a second star and drops to three because it is completely lacking on multiple fronts. There are two kinds of “strategic” authors: opportunists, and visionaries. The author falls into the first category. He has no interest in — and no idea about — making things better (nor does he have a holistic analytic model), he is simply seeking to profit from “durable disorder” and advance his career within the Deep State / Shadow Government system that promotes people like him instead of people like Col Dr. Doug Macgregor.
5 Star Brilliant and unique truth telling from three points of view: Arab, French, US — an Indictment of Empire
I have been a deep admirer of the intelligence and integrity and local knowledge as well as strategic acumen of Thierry Mayssan ever since he accurately understood 9/11 as an inside job, long before I did.
4 Star Second book in series, focus on underwater cities and bases with emphasis on submarine pens and secret cross peninsula tunnels
As with the first book, this one published in 2001, it is a quick read and it includes diagrams, maps, and photographs. While not definitive, and the author is careful to distinguish between what he knows and what he speculates, this book is as good as it gets in terms of open source information covering what may be the single most secretive (and Congressionally not authorized) program in the US inventory — the other would be the secret space program, also not authorized by Congress.
4 Star The original overview from 1995 first serious book about deep underground military bases (DUMB)
Although Amazon lists this book as published in 2014, that is a reprint date. This is the original 1995 publication, and the author, a PhD who does not drink or do drugs, is the original open source intelligence investigator of a trillion dollar plus secret program that is off the books — neither authorized by Congress, nor the funds declared to Congress.