By Dale Brown
In army circles it is often called Air conflict Force—an air wrestle unit of the long run, less than the command of aerial conflict specialist significant normal Patrick McLanahan, able to launching stealthy, precision-guided firepower to wherever at the globe inside of hours. And now McLanahan and his warriors have their first target.
Driven from Afghanistan, the parasitic forces of the deposed Taliban regime have made up our minds to feed on a brand new host—an remoted, oil-rich principal Asian neighbor that is ripe for the conquering. The conflict for keep watch over of the world's biggest oil deposits has began, with unsteady alliances forming and opposing forces set to collide. And now a handful of yank commandos part an international away, aided through McLan-ahan's unproven robot warplanes, must triumph opposed to overwhelming numbers in a struggle that nobody—including "friendly" forces at home—wants them to win.
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Actually, for many of the five-hour-plus flight out of relevant Asia, that is all Patrick had concept about--his son, Bradley, anticipating him again in Nevada. Bradley's mom, Wendy, have been brutally murdered in the course of a undertaking in Libya, besides Patrick's more youthful brother, Paul. Patrick got here domestic to work out his son and bury his brother after which left back to attempt to rescue his spouse whilst the exiled Libyan king positioned her in a Libyan legal. The rescue project used to be a failure: Wendy was once killed, and Patrick slightly made it out alive.
He's a coward, master," Orazov spit. "He merits to be punished. " "Punished? " Zarazi seemed conscientiously at Orazov, then on the sidearm, then again on the Turkman. "Perhaps . . . " "Let me, master," Orazov acknowledged. "I will take care of the colonel for what he has acknowledged to you. " Zarazi smiled and nodded. "And so that you shall, Captain--but no longer 18385_ch01. qxd 5/22/03 11:21 AM web page 178 178 DALE BROWN now. i would like the colonel and his males to aid take Gaurdak and to begin our push westward. later on he and the other unbelievers could be handled.
At the very least four-fifths of that nation's oil and gasoline reserves are unexplored, not to mention untapped. " "The Russians needs to discover what they misplaced whilst the Soviet Union broke aside and Turkmenistan grew to become self sustaining. " "I'd agree," Morgan acknowledged. "The Russians nonetheless have a couple of fighter bases in Turkmenistan, and the Turkmen nonetheless use Russian officials on agreement for his or her personal army. yet residing and dealing in Turkmenistan was once thought of a problem journey for the Russians--never greater than ten percentage of the inhabitants was once Russian, and we all know that the weather in Turkmenistan is so inhospitable that even the Russians had a difficult time extracting oil and average fuel from there-- 18385_ch01.
Daren hadn't visible it 18385_ch01. qxd 5/22/03 11:21 AM web page ninety three AIR conflict strength ninety three from the line, yet camouflaged tents were arrange past the metal trailer, with Humvees within reach. The android led him over to the smaller of the 2 tents, then published his arm. "He's looking forward to you within, sir," the android stated. It took 3 or 4 steps--then disappeared back after one other loud, sharp fwooosh! sound stirred up a wide cloud of barren region dirt. Daren opened the tent flap and observed a guy maybe many years more youthful than himself at a small camp desk, typing on a pc computing device.
Notwithstanding, sir, if you are involved that Russian aggression opposed to its ethnic minorities may possibly spill over to different nations, a plan of action may be really useful. " "I recognize you do not imagine i am exhibiting a lot of a management function in global affairs, Edward," the president acknowledged. "But i believe it does not make a lot feel to try to aid the Chechen rebels whilst now we have been uncovering a few of these very rebels hitting United international locations peacekeeping convoys in primary Asia. these are precisely the different types of cross-efforts that I desire to steer clear of if in any respect attainable.