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Amarillo 6 February 2007 10:07

The Main Enemy by Milt Bearden
Cold War nostalgia and some helpful perspective into Afghanistan/Pakistan.
Uncle Milt is the shit. He should be on primetime. (Oops, I guess not :o )

Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Derivative and immature, but entertaining. (see Sword of Shannara)
If this kid ever cranks out an original work, it will be a big hit. Watch him.

MixedLoad 6 February 2007 12:26

Just finished "Hannibal Rising" and am about halfway-through "Guests of the Ayatollah". Next on the list is "The Devil's guard".

TPD1280 6 February 2007 12:37

Just finished The Amber Room, currently reading The Romanov Prophecy, on deck is Hannibal Rising.

eltrane 6 February 2007 14:04

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Originally Posted by TPD1280
Just finished The Amber Room

What did you think? I just finished it a little while ago. I liked it, and found the story pretty interesting.

Bearcat06 6 February 2007 14:12

Currently on my nightstand.....

Lightning Strike--The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor by Donald A. Davis

Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall

The Marshall Islands 1944: "Operation Flintlock, the capture of Kwajalein and Eniwetok" byGordon Rottman

Eye on Korea: An Insider Account of Korean-American Relations by James V. Young

HoosGhost 6 February 2007 17:05

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Originally Posted by C-M-R
Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank

Her husband is a phenomenal human being. And a credit to the U.S. Army.

C-M-R 6 February 2007 17:13

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Originally Posted by HoosGhost
Her husband is a phenomenal human being. And a credit to the U.S. Army.

Hoos, are you talking about Tanya's husband? I don't know him or her. Is he Regular Army?

Max Power 6 February 2007 17:33

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Originally Posted by TPD1280
Just finished The Amber Room, currently reading The Romanov Prophecy, on deck is Hannibal Rising.

I wasn't that impressed with either The Amber Room nor The Romanov Prophecy, too Dan Brown-ish and crappy. Just my 2 cents ;)

SOTB 6 February 2007 17:33

I just finished the HALO series by Eric Nylund and William Dietz....

Slim 6 February 2007 17:48

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succed by Jared Diamod

Nadir_E 6 February 2007 20:38

Recently finished _We Were One_ about the Marines in Fallujah - excellent description of small unit actions in the fight to secure the city. A quick read.

Prior to that finished _Blood Diamonds_ - extremely informative - well worth the time to read and to understand how the diamond industry has been created and continues to be manipulated. Extremely disturbing to read about the atrocities and barbarism of the RUF and other groups like them in central and Western Africa.

Prior to that _Where Soldiers Fear to Tread_ about a UN aid worker in Somalia (talk about f'd up - made the aid efforts look like a three ring circus). A personal level story, so not much for the policy wonks in this one, but illuminating none the less.

Prior to that Venter's _War Dogs_ which talks about the Executive Outcomes operations in Angola & Sierra Leone as well as other PSD/PMC/'mercenary' activity since the 60's. Kind of glosses over much of what is happening in Iraq at the moment and focuses more on what has been happening in Africa (Venter's stomping grounds) over the past couple of decades. For those into rotary wing aircraft, you'll enjoy the stories about the South Africans flying Hind & Hip helo's.

On deck - Imperial Grunts, The Operators, and Hope in Hell (Doctors w/o borders).

fwiw,
-N

Greenhat 6 February 2007 21:56

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Originally Posted by Slim
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succed by Jared Diamod


Interested in knowing how this is. Guns, Germs and Steel rates among my all time top books.

GracieLou 6 February 2007 22:01

The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy, Robert Kaplan

Savoy6 6 February 2007 22:38

"Bob the Builder" Series. Yes, out loud of course - I have a shiny beaming two year old who just loves it.

C-M-R 6 February 2007 23:19

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Originally Posted by Savoy6
"Bob the Builder" Series. Yes, out loud of course - I have a shiny beaming two year old who just loves it.

Barney's Hat - Imagine That! It will make you want to puke on anything purple for the next 400 years but your kids will love it.

I have a whole new appreciation for Green Eggs and Ham and various other children's books.

As to what this has to do with Special Ops? Well, I'm clueless as usual

Greenhat 6 February 2007 23:25

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Originally Posted by C-M-R
Well, I'm clueless as usual

FINALLY!! She admits it!!

:D

C-M-R 6 February 2007 23:43

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Originally Posted by Greenhat
FINALLY!! She admits it!!

:D

I'm roflmao!!

Seriously! I am truly laughing!!! That is too good!

seapig173 7 February 2007 00:15

I just started Devils Guard, its been a while so decided to re-read it

Greenhat 7 February 2007 00:24

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Originally Posted by C-M-R
I'm roflmao!!

Seriously! I am truly laughing!!! That is too good!


Knew that would get you... :D

Tracy 7 February 2007 00:27

"Preparation of DEMs for Use in Environmental Modeling Analysis"

The part about the Deterministic-8 algorithm had me on the edge of my seat... :rolleyes:


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