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Space Wars : The First Six Hours of WWIII

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Michael J. Coumatos, former US Space Command Director in charge of war games and a former National Security Agency advisor, and William B. Scott, editor-in-chief of "Aviation Week & Space Technology" and a nine-year Air Force veteran, collaborate with William J. Birnes, host of the History Channel's "UFO Hunters", to imagine how the first six hours of World War III might play out. The authors take the reader deep inside the top secret facility that houses America's Strategic Command in Omaha, where US military commanders are playing a nuclear war game. They don't know that the war they are gaming has already begun - in space. Financed by Iran, a rogue Russian scientist destroys military surveillance and communications satellites with an intense particle beam. Soon the United States will be completely blind, allowing the Iranians to launch a nuclear-tipped Sahab 4 missile into the soft underbelly of Europe. It's a race against time. Chock full of the actual technologies and strategies the United States will have to use to protect their near-space assets, "Space Wars" describes a near-future nuclear threat that puts us all in the terrorists' nuclear sights.
In a more quiet time, "Space Wars" would be an exciting work of fiction. But the United States is at war, and the most frightening thing about Space Wars is that it's all too real.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154.94 x 241.3 x 33.02mm | 204.12g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765313820
  • 9780765313829
  • 1,270,996

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"A wake-up call for Western society. Space Wars should be mandatory reading for politicians, policy makers, businessmen, lawyers, and students." --Maj. Gen. Wilbert D. Pearson, U.S. Air Force (ret.), vice president of Lockheed Martin"Space Wars is a book that can be read as a thriller, as a call to arms or a fictionalized exploration of the world of wargaming and space security. In any sense, though, it's an original." --Defense Technology International"Unless we are willing to accept the fact that there are some out there who are fanatically bent on destroying us, Space Wars could be profoundly prophetic." --Capt. Eugene Cernan, U.S. Navy (ret.), pilot for Gemini 9, Apollo 10, and commander of Apollo 17"The hair on your neck will rise as you absorb the latent danger facing the United States as revealed in Space Wars. The utterly believable, totally logical premise is terrifying, and the book should be made required reading by Congress. As Space Wars makes clear, we are on the edge of a low-tech catastrophe that will wipe out our high-tech advantages." --Col. Walter J. Boyne, U.S. Air Force (ret.), New York Times bestselling author of Supersonic Thunder"Space Wars is a realistic, often startling behind-the-scenes account of military space strategies and the mounting geopolitical threats in our world today. It will leave you gazing toward space with a new understanding of the great battlefield just beyond our hemisphere and the critical role it plays in the future of mankind." --Lt. Governor Jane Norton, State of Colorado, delegate to the Aerospace States Association A wake-up call for Western society. "Space Wars" should be mandatory reading for politicians, policy makers, businessmen, lawyers, and students. "Maj. Gen. Wilbert D. Pearson, U.S. Air Force (ret.), vice president of Lockheed Martin" "Space Wars" is a book that can be read as a thriller, as a call to arms or a fictionalized exploration of the world of wargaming and space security. In any sense, though, it's an original. "Defense Technology International" Unless we are willing to accept the fact that there are some out there who are fanatically bent on destroying us, "Space Wars" could be profoundly prophetic. "Capt. Eugene Cernan, U.S. Navy (ret.), pilot for Gemini 9, Apollo 10, and commander of Apollo 17" The hair on your neck will rise as you absorb the latent danger facing the United States as revealed in "Space Wars." The utterly believable, totally logical premise is terrifying, and the book should be made required reading by Congress. As "Space Wars" makes clear, we are on the edge of a low-tech catastrophe that will wipe out our high-tech advantages. "Col. Walter J. Boyne, U.S. Air Force (ret.), New York Times bestselling author of Supersonic Thunder" "Space Wars" is a realistic, often startling behind-the-scenes account of military space strategies and the mounting geopolitical threats in our world today. It will leave you gazing toward space with a new understanding of the great battlefield just beyond our hemisphere and the critical role it plays in the future of mankind. "Lt. Governor Jane Norton, State of Colorado, delegate to the Aerospace States Association"" "A wake-up call for Western society. "Space Wars" should be mandatory reading for politicians, policy makers, businessmen, lawyers, and students."--Maj. Gen. Wilbert D. Pearson, U.S. Air Force (ret.), vice president of Lockheed Martin""Space Wars" is a book that can be read as a thriller, as a call to arms or a fictionalized exploration of the world of wargaming and space security. In any sense, though, it's an original."--"Defense Technology International ""Unless we are willing to accept the fact that there are some out there who are fanatically bent on destroying us, "Space Wars" could be profoundly prophetic."--Capt. Eugene Cernan, U.S. Navy (ret.), pilot for "Gemini 9, Apollo 10," and commander of "Apollo 17 ""The hair on your neck will rise as you absorb the latent danger facing the United States as revealed in "Space Wars." The utterly believable, totally logical premise is terrifying, and the book should be made required reading by Congress. As "Space Wars" makes clear, we are on the edge of a low-tech catastrophe that will wipe out our high-tech advantages."--Col. Walter J. Boyne, U.S. Air Force (ret.), "New York Times" bestselling author of "Supersonic Thunder """Space Wars" is a realistic, often startling behind-the-scenes account of military space strategies and the mounting geopolitical threats in our world today. It will leave you gazing toward space with a new understanding of the great battlefield just beyond our hemisphere and the critical role it plays in the future of mankind."--Lt. Governor Jane Norton, State of Colorado, delegate to the Aerospace States Association
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About Michael J. Coumatos

Michael J. Coumatos is the former U.S. Space Command Director in charge of wargames and a former National Security Agency counterterrorism adviser.William B. Scott is the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology and a nine-year U.S. Air Force veteran who served as aircrew on nuclear sampling missions.William J. Birnes is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Day After Roswell and Worker in the Light.
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