Space Wars

Space Wars : The First Six Hours of WWIII

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Michael Coumatos, former US Space Command director of wargaming and National Security Agency counterterrorism advisor under Condoleezza Rice, and William Scott, Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology and a former US Air Force flight test engineer, join forces to depict how the first hours of World War III could play out in the year 2010.Deep inside the top secret facility that houses America's Strategic Command in Omaha, America's military commanders are playing a nuclear war game. But they don't know that the war has already begun - in space. Financed by Iran, a rogue Russian scientist destroys military surveillance and communications satellites with a powerful electromagnetic beam weapon. Soon the United States will be completely blind, and the Iranians will launch a nuclear-tipped Shahab 4 missile into the under- belly of Europe.It's a race against time. Chock-full of the actual technologies and strategies the US will have to use to protect it's near-space assets, "Space Wars" describes a near-future nuclear threat that puts us all in the terrorist's nuclear sights. In a quieter 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
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765359006
  • 9780765359001
  • 1,655,504

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"Former navy flier and wargamer Coumatos joins forces with former air force aviation engineer William Scott and lawyer William J. Birnes... to produce this engrossing piece of military futurism... Presages real possibilities." - Booklist"
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About Michael J. Coumatos

MICHAEL COUMATOS is a former U.S. Navy test pilot, ship's captain, and commodore; U.S. Space Command director of wargaming; and a National Security Council counterterrorism advisor. WILLIAM B. SCOTT is a retired bureau chief of "Aviation Week & Space Technology" and a nine-year Air force veteran who served as aircrew on nuclear sampling missions. He is a six-time Royal Aeronautical Society "Journalist of the Year" finalist, and won the Society's 1998 Lockheed Martin Award for the "Best Defense Submission." He also received both the 2006 and 2007 Messier-Dowty awards for "Best Airshow Submission." WILLIAM J. BIRNES is the "New York Times" bestselling coauthor of "The Day After Roswell "and "Worker in the Light."
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