More Light Summer Reading from SOCOM

Found this by way of WRSA, but posted at SWJ.

Interesting. I’ve read only two of those. The others look intriguing.

(BTW, this is what I’m reading at the moment, or rather re-reading, as I’ve had it for years and have enjoyed it more than once, each time with even greater pleasure than the previous. MDL is reading my copy of the volume one of that story. Both strongly recommended.)

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VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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2 Responses to More Light Summer Reading from SOCOM

  1. burkemblog says:

    You guys are much more ambitious than I this summer–I’m teaching an introduction to fiction course online for our community college (almost all short stories, including one from my brother rat Jeff Minch) and am currently re-reading James Clavell’s Tai-Pan, which I haven’t read since high school. I saw his King Rat a week ago or so on TCM–hadn’t seen that since it came out (it’s based on his own experiences as a British POW of the Japanese after the fall of Singapore). With the interest in China lately, I’m finding portions of Tai-Pan quite relevant. As an aside, I still think the Chinese are playing the president; I would love to know what the president thinks of the Chinese claims over the “nine-dash” line. To me, that is probably far more important than the NK missiles. They know if they use one we’ll annihilate them. We have been living with far more Russian ICBMs and nukes–we can certainly live with a smaller number of NK ones.

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  2. DaveO says:

    Our Navy is doing Freedom of Navigation operations, and we’re selling Vietnam a Coast Guard cutter. We’re accepting overtures from China’s largest competitor India. We’re not standing in the way of Japan’s and South Korea’s upgrades. The 9-dash line is Xi’s business position, probably to allow the PLA to burn off steam, but it is getting hemmed in. Questions are: will we subsidize Mongolia warehousing North Korean defectors; and how will Russia behave? If we can precipitate a crisis that allows Xi to purge the PLA of its warmongers and pro-Kim faction, China will complete its transition to a neo-Ming dynasty, and we get to pay for reducing the humanitarian calamity of North Korea.

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