Green Berets * Navy SEALS * Rangers * Air Force Special Operations * PsyOps * Civil Affairs * and other special-mission units<P> The first two Commanders books, Every Man a Tiger and Into the Storm, provided masterly blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and more, a book of uncommon timeliness, for, in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, "there are itches that only Special Forces can scratch."<P> Now, Carl Stiner--the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special Operations Command--and Tom Clancy trace the transformation of the Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s, through the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF in the late 1980s and 1990s, and on into the new century as the bearer of the largest, most mixed, and most complex set of missions in the U.S. military.<P> These are the first-hand accounts of soldiers fighting outside the lines: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and psychological operations--from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the new wars of today...
Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub. Lauded by the Washington Post as "breathlessly exciting," The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world's most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.
The Soviet's most valuable ship -- a new ballistic-missile submarine with their most trusted and skilled naval officer at the helm -- is attempting to defect to the United States. It is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and the Soviet's mission is to seek and destroy her at any cost. If the U.S. fleet can locate the Red October and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time. But the submarine has a million square miles in which to hide and the deadly game of hide-and-seek is on. -
This digital collection features the first six novels in New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Novels--The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, and Without Remorse.
Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.<P> Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world's superpowers battle it out on land, sea, and air for the ultimate global control.<P> A chillingly authentic vision of modern war, Red Storm Rising is as powerful as it is ambitious.<P> It's a story you will never forget.<P> Hard hitting. Suspenseful.<P> And frighteningly real.
When Ryan foils an Ulster Liberation Army terrorist attack on the Prince of Wales and his family, his courageous actions not only win him the admiration of an entire nation, they also arouse the enmity and hatred of that nation's most dangerous men. Now a ULA target himself, Jack Ryan plunges into the murky world of counter-intelligence, where he uncovers a connection between the ULA and an international underground network that places him at the forefront of the deadly battle against international terrorism, and pitches him into the most desperate struggle of his life...
Two men possess vital information on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL -- America's highest agent in the Kremlin -- and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other one is the American who can save CARDINAL and lead the world to the brink of peace... or war. Here is author Tom Clancy's heart-stopping masterpiece -- a riveting novel about one of the most intriguing issues of our time.
The sudden and surprising assassination of three American officials in Colombia. <P> Many people in many places, moving off on missions they all mistakenly thought they understood.<P> The future was too fearful for contemplation, and beyond the expected finish lines were things that, once decided, were better left unseen. <P> Tom Clancy's new thriller is based on America's war on drugs . . . and the covert -- and shocking -- U. S. response.
Llamado de su retiro, Jack Ryan se da cuenta rápidamente de que los problemas de la paz son tan complejos como los de la guerra: los enemigos se han convertido en amigos, los amigos en enemigos, e incluso las formas de conflicto han cambiado. Lo que no puede entender con tanta premura es qué clase de conflictos debe afrontar. Y cuando uno de estos nuevos enemigos se prepara para atacar el centro de la economía mundial, Ryan, con la ayuda de los oficiales de la CIA John Clark y Domingo Chávez, acepta el desafío. Porque una deuda de honor debe ser pagada, y el precio será muy alto.
Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East--as Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: they have their hands on a nuclear weapon and have placed it on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union. The terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. With one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution--before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world.
This book explains the world of undersea warfare, from how people live within a steel tube for months at a time, to the many arrows a submarine puts in the quiver of national military power.
Clancy shows how an ordinary man crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend Mr. Clark.
A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment -- the technology, the strategies, and the people... profiled by Tom Clancy.<P> His first non-fiction book, Submarine, captured the reality of life aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the #1 bestselling author of Clear and Present Danger and Without Remorse portrays today's military as only army personnel can know it. <P> With the same compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy provides detailed descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and more -- the brilliant technology behind the U. S. Army. He captures military life -- from the drama of combat to the daily routine -- with total accuracy, and reveals the roles and missions that have in recent years distinguished our fighting forces. <P> Armored Cav includes:<P> * Descriptions of the M1A2 Main Battle Tank, the AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter, and more<P> * An interview with General Frederick Franks * Strategies behind the Desert Storm account<P> * Exclusive photograph, illustrations and diagrams<P> PLUS: From West Point cadet to Desert Storm commander . . . an interview with a combat cavalry officer on the rise.
Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse.<P> He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage.<P> Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths--America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion. <P> When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action.<P> As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is--Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.
Meet the crisis management team that reports directly to the president on threats both foreign and domestic--in the first six novels in the series created by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Op-Center Mirror Image Games of State Acts of War Balance of Power State of Siege
The Cold War is over. And chaos is setting in. <P> The new President of Russia is trying to create a democratic regime. But there are strong elements within the country that are trying to stop him: the ruthless Russian mafia, the right wing nationalists, and those nefarious forces that will do whatever it takes to return Russia to the days of the Czar.<P> Op-Center, the newly-founded but highly successful crisis management team, begins a race against the clock and against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart... but this one's controlled by those same repressive hardliners and represents everything Op-Center stands for. <P> Two rival Op-Centers, virtual mirror images of each other. But if this mirror cracks, it'll be more than seven years of bad luck...
Op-Center is a beating heart of defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology. It is run by a crack team of operatives both within its won walls and out in the field. And when a job is too dirty, or too dangerous, Op-Center is the only place out government can turn.
The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.<P> "I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for this job? Whom do I ask? Where do I go?" Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever; a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and the Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President.<P> President John Patrick Ryan.<P> And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as a caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral--all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.<P> But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States--some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so big even he cannot imagine it.
In the newly unified Germany, old horrors are reborn. <P> It is the beginning of Chaos Days, a time when Neo-Nazi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect bad dreams. But this year, Germany isn't the only target. Plans are afoot to destabilize Europe and cause turmoil throughout the United States.<P> Paul Hood and his team, already in Germany to buy technology for the new Regional Op-Center, become entangled in the crisis. They uncover a shocking force behind the chaos -- a group that uses cutting-edge technology to promote hate and influence world events.
Syrian terrorists have attacked a dam inside the borders of Turkey, threatening the water supply of their very homeland. It is not insanity, but the first step in a deceptively simple plan: to force all-out war in the Middle East.<P> What they don't know is that a new Regional Op-Center is now on-line in Greece, and its team can see exactly what the rebels are trying to do. But these terrorists are more resourceful than anyone thinks.
For years, Tom Clancy has explored the military and security issues of our time in his brilliant series of novels. Now he takes readers deep into the operational art of war--as seen through the eyes of some of America's outstanding military leaders. Based on the story of the greatest American military triumph since World War II--the Gulf War--Into the Storm studies how our leaders forge people, elements, and forces together into a campaign of power and precision. Never before has the art of maneuver warfare been explored so incisively and in such rich, provocative detail. Clancy and General Frederick M. Franks, Jr. --commander of the main force that broke the back of the Republican Guard--take us deep inside the war councils and command posts and up to the front lines. They give us a war that few people really knew--and that television never showed.
It is 1999. <P> The sudden death of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine, and an uprising seems inevitable. <P> One of Russia's provisional leaders asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching when a deadly terrorist attack stuns the United States and evidence points to the Russian government. <P> Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Gordian finds his multinational corporation and its employees in jeopardy. Determined to find those responsible for the attack, he calls upon his crisis control team to interven. But Gordian doesn't realize how far the terrorists will go and how much he has to lose...
Spain is a nation poised to suffer its worst internal strife in centuries. Certain well-placed Spanish diplomats sense it. Op-Center intelligence corroborates it. All the United States and Spain have to do is find a way to avert it. Before they can, an Op-Center representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a top secret meeting. Now all fears are confirmed. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war--no matter what the cost.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of Op-Center comes a different kind of law enforcement. In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them, control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress forms the ultimate computer security agency within the FBI: the Net Force.