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The Price of Peace

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Description : This novel was written as future history of World War Three - something that is likely to happen in the near future. An earlier manuscript of this novel was used as a basis for a war game attended by our top generals and completed only months before Iraq invaded Kuwait. I was consulted on that war game and our response to Iraq was partially modified by my input. However, the manuscripts of this book were read by only a few government officials and a few of my close relatives. I was officially told by the Air War College in 1986 that us worrying about military in the Middle East was unrealistic, we would never have involvement of US miitary forces in the Middle East and never face a threat from them. So - I wrote this novel for a public warning that the time is near. While the characters are fiction, the military ramifications are real. I should have published it prior to 9/11, but this novel is only a bare beginning of what may soon be history.

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About : This author's page is about Albert L Clark, a retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel and retired US Air Force civil servant. He was a USAF detachment commander, munitions supply officer, nuclear ordnance supply officer, logistics manager, foreign security assistance manager (foreign military sales -FMS)) over several North African countries (Morocco, Zaire, Chad, Egypt, Sudan), then spent his last 30 years working in Research and Development, acquisition logistics and program management. While working FMS he was personally phoned by many embassies, the US Secretary of State, the US Secretary of Defense, and President Carter. He had some part in planning most of the new weapons systems that started development during the President Reagan military buildup that brought down the Berlin Wall. He worked on new aircraft and new electronics systems research and development. He was a guest lecturer for the Air Force Institute of Technology from 1979 to 1989. During those years with AFIT he worked with many of the graduate students helping them develop their graduate research papers. He reviewed nearly all the ideas for new systems during those years. The most unclassified and public innovations he had a major hand in were: bringing computers into the office environment, and the global positioning system. One of his ideas was the development of remotely pilots air vehicles like Global Hawk and Predator drones that use the GPS for much of their guidance. In fact more advanced versions were used in the original "The Price of Peace" novel. 

He was a pioneer in the internet with his first involvement in 1968, his first email in 1970.

He has lived in Oklahoma; Saratoga Springs, NY; Buchel, Germany; Korat Thailand; Salt Lake City, Utah; Tampa, Florida; Dayton, Ohio. He has traveled throughout Western Europe, every state in the United States, Egypt, Mexico, much of Canada, and throughout the Caribbean Islands. As the top graduate from SAM-C at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management he was supposed to travel throughout the Middle East. Thankfully, he was recalled to Ohio to help resolve a war between Angola and Zaire just before leaving on the trip, but the other top graduates got caught in the Embassy in Iran during the takeover. 

In retirement he writes novels, was the president of the local amateur radio club, and a Shriner. He enjoys cruises, writing, and reads 1 or 2 novels per week when not writing his own.

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