Droning on about Drones

Charles Krauthammer has written a thoughtful column supporting the use of drones by the Obama administration to kill terrorists.  He writes that there are two situations which warrant the use of drones in this way:http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/191480301.html

1.  Situations in which there is an “imminent threat” to our national security and safety.  Our response to kill the people posing …

Drones in Your Backyard

dronesThey can be used to find lost children or pets, stop poachers, help fire fighters find victims, follow fleeing crooks, and even find terrorists. . . so why are drones so controversial?  Why are ten states considering legislation to limit the use of drones by law enforcement?  We’ve all heard about President Obama’s controversial program of using drones

Washed-up on the Beach in California

Off the coast of California smugglers used their 30 foot boat to ram a Coast Guard boat, killing Chief Petty Officer, Terrell Horne.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/us/smuggling-is-on-the-rise-off-southern-california-coast.html?scp=1&sq=coast+guard+officer+dies&st=nyt&_r=0  Could this tragedy be a hint of a serious threat to the United States?

With the increased vigilance across the land borders of our country, more smuggling has gone to sea.  Of  course, …

Bird Virus May Cause Doomsday

My first book, Reprisal, is about a terrorist who steals smallpox virus  from Russia in an attempt to infect school children in Minnesota and start a pandemic.  Little did I know that non-terrorist scientists may have created a potential plague–much worse than small pox.  See the editorial in a recent issue of The New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/opinion/sunday/an-engineered-doomsday.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=An+engineered+doomsday&st=nyt

Scientists …

"Reprisal" is now in Borders Bookstores!!

I’m thrilled to tell you that my new book, Reprisal is now stocked in Border’s bookstores.

For a new author like me, unknown and unlisted on the NY Times Book Review, to get into a major chain is very exciting. Why is it there?

I think the cover of the book is compelling. My good friend, Jeff Holmes …

Guantanamo Detainee trial=Justice?

The first Guantanomo detainee to be tried in a civil court in New York was found guilty of one count but acquitted of over 280 other counts by a jury. See story at:


Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani had been held for years before coming to trial for his alleged role in bombings of U.S. targets in the world. …

Terrorist Acquitted=Justice?

A jury of twelve people in Manhattan recently acquitted an alleged terrorist, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani charged with over 280 counts, of all but one count. They found him guilty of Conspiracy to Destroy Government Property. He was the first of the Guantanamo detainees to be tried in a civilian court. Is this justice? Should he have been tried …