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  • An Airborne Hunt for Red October?

    03/18/2014 7:02:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-18-14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Is Zaharie Ahmad Shah a real-life Marko Ramius? Is the mystery of Malaysia flight 370 lifted straight from a famous bestselling thriller-turned-Hollywood-blockbuster? Recall: A brand new high tech Soviet nuclear submarine vanishes with officers and full crew aboard. A frantic search begins, though the alarmed Kremlin is silent about the fact that it has been notified by the captain that he intends to defect and hand the sub over to the Americans. The officers — but not the crew — are in on the plan. The Israeli government is alarmed that the vanished Malaysian plane has in fact been hijacked...
  • Vanity - Don't waste your money on "Jack Ryan" (Spoiler alert)

    01/18/2014 9:35:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    This thread contains talk about Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - read at your risk if you don't want any spoiler.
  • Tom Clancy never flunked English at Loyola

    10/14/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/7/13 | George Matysek
    It certainly makes for a good story: a scrappy kid from Baltimore flunks out of an English class at what is now Loyola University Maryland only to become an international bestselling author. The problem is that the oft-told tale concerning Tom Clancy is just as fictitious as Jack Ryan. “It was an urban legend that just wouldn’t die,” said Carol Abromaitis, the English professor accused of giving Clancy an F in her class. For decades, Abromaitis urged English majors to let others know the truth. Her efforts bore little fruit. “One major said to me, ‘Of course not. It makes...
  • 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Trailer: Five Most Nail-Biting Moments

    10/08/2013 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Early this week, the passing of best-selling author Tom Clancy gave everyone an opportunity to reflect on the thrilling works and characters he created. Two days later, we're presented with the first trailer for the newest movie starring his best-known hero, CIA analyst Jack Ryan. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," while not based directly on any Clancy books, tells the story of a younger Ryan and the international conspiracy that brings him into the field for the first time. We've watched the trailer a few times now, and there are a few moments worth revisiting for their pure Clancy-ness.
  • Tom Clancy Is Dead, But His Frightening Political Worldview Is Alive and Well

    10/03/2013 6:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 2, 2013 | Isaac Chotiner
    The easiest point to make about Tom Clancy, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, is that he was a mediocre writer who penned books with noxious political messages. But he was more interesting than that, even if only as a totemic cultural figure. I haven't read any of his nonfictional output, which mostly deals with military matters, especially the physical details of American military hardware. (Sample title: Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship.) But Clancy will be best remembered for the series of books he wrote about Jack Ryan, the C.I.A. agent from his creator's...
  • (R.I.P. Tom Clancy) Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels

    10/02/2013 7:49:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 02, 2013 | Denise Chow
    Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Clancy died Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the age of 66, but his thrilling, espionage and military-inspired novels helped him become one of the most well-known American authors. From a dramatic Soviet-era defection to a high-profile assassination plot, here are four true stories from Clancy's novels. • The Hunt for Red October Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," was published in 1984. The book introduced Clancy's most famous fictional...
  • Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Novelist of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66

    10/02/2013 4:33:51 PM PDT · by SendShaqtoIraq · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/02/2013 | Julie Bosman
    Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels spawned a new genre of thrillers and made him one of the world’s best-known and best-selling authors, died on Tuesday in Baltimore. He was 66.
  • Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

    10/02/2013 8:35:29 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 31 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10/2/13 | HILLEL ITALIE
    <p>BALTIMORE — Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of "The Hunt for Red October" and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66.</p> <p>Penguin Group (USA) said Wednesday that Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher did not disclose a cause of death.</p>
  • Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies At Age 66

    10/02/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 2, 2013
    Aly Weisman According to the Publishers Weekly Twitter account, American author Tom Clancy died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital at age 66. — Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) October 2, 2013 The New York Times is also confirming: Tom Clancy's publisher confirms to the NYT that he died last night in a hospital in Baltimore. — Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) October 2, 2013
  • Tom Clancy's The Division - Official E3 2013 Reveal Trailer

    06/12/2013 11:12:15 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 11, 2013 | VISO Games
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  • Report: Tom Clancy Dead

    10/02/2013 7:26:09 AM PDT · by alancarp · 67 replies
    NY Times via Twitter, Breaking News ^ | 10/2/2013 | Breaking News Twitter Feed
    Report: Bestselling author Tom Clancy died in a hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday, his publisher confirms to @nytimes - @juliebosman— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) October 2, 2013
  • Thrilling the Reader with Real Life

    Why are Thrillers named such? That’s largely up to the talent of the writer. They have to grab us and not let go for hundreds of pages. The best of them draw many details from the real world. Even in all the action and far-from-our-own-life-as-possible events happening to the characters, it’s those truths that hook you even further. They draw you in, get you thinking or upset you. Tom Clancy is known for coming up with details in his techno-thrillers that seem almost too real. Sometimes prophetically so. They have even caught the attention of the military, wondering how he...
  • Police release Charles Bishop suicide note (15 yr old Tampa plane suicide, Osama sympathizer)

    02/06/2002 10:05:38 AM PST · by Registered · 196 replies · 1,664+ views
    ap yahoo news ^ | 02.06.02 | AP
    &nbsp; 1-5-01 Kid didn't know it was '02 yet. I have prepared this statement in regards to the act I am about to commit. First of all, Osama bin Laden is absolutely justified in the terror he has caused on 9-11. He has brought a mighty nation to its knees! God blesses him and the others who helped make September 11th happen. The U.S. will have to face the consequences for its horrific actions against the Palestinian people and (illegible, could be Iraq?) by its allegiance with the monstrous Israelis who want nothing short of world domination! You will ...
  • 19 Conservative Literary Heroes (part 3)

    03/17/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 17, 2010 | David Forsmark
      Throughout the history of popular fiction, the New York Times Book Review and the literati have done their best to focus public attention on writers of the Left. Nevertheless, readers have confounded them by tending to choose heroes with a more traditional, pro-American outlook and a decidedly un-nuanced view of good guys and bad guys. So while Fletcher Knebel was cranking out critically acclaimed hardcover political thrillers like Seven Days in May from the Left, he and his ilk were being vastly outsold by paperback writers such as Donald Hamilton, Mikey Spillane, and Edward S. Aarons. In other words, by...
  • Russia 'deploys missiles in South Ossetia'

    08/17/2008 8:23:59 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 92 replies · 770+ views
    Russia has deployed several SS-21 tactical missile launchers and supply vehicles to South Ossetia, putting the Georgian capital of Tbilisi within their striking range, The New York Times has reported. Citing unnamed US officials familiar with intelligence reports, the newspaper said the launching positions were located north of Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital. The report came as Russian forces continued to man positions along the road from Tbilisi to Gori, including at a checkpoint in Igoeti, only 30km from the capital. An AFP reporter saw a long column of Russian vehicles, including about 25 tanks and 25 armoured personnel carriers,...
  • Tom Clancy: Seeing in 2001 what happens in 2008 (Vanity)

    08/09/2008 7:30:19 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 49 replies · 334+ views
    Ultra Sonic 007
    Now, I'm sure almost everyone here has heard of Tom Clancy. I'm sure a number of you also know of various books and video games that carry his name, but are not necessarily completely created by him (story-wise). I will say that he seems to have an uncanny knack for seeing the future. Case in point: the plot summary of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, a video game published for the PC in 2001. Here's the plot summary for Ghost Recon. xxxx Ghost Recon Ghost Recon begins in August 2008, with civil unrest in Russia. Ultra-nationalists have seized power in Moscow,...
  • First Georgian Russian War images becoming available

    08/08/2008 10:43:34 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 623 replies · 3,685+ views
    VArious Russian and Georgian news outlets | 8 Augt 2008 | Jeff Head
    Here are numerous pictures from various online Russian and Georgian news outlest of the conflict in Georgia where Russia has now intevened on the ground and in the air and invaded Georgia over the Ossetian Seperatists. Russian tanks and vehicles moving toward and into Georgia Russian aircraft attackintg Georgia positions Georgian troops movingn toward the fighting Burniing Georgian Armor Georgian forces engaging seperatists
  • Tom Clancy

    07/24/2005 8:18:15 AM PDT · by stationkeeper · 27 replies · 539+ views
    It's been almost two years since "Teeth of the Tiger" was released........he should be do for the follow on since TOTT sort of left you hanging. I have been combing the web and have not heard or seen any hint of when his next book is coming out. Anyone out there have a clue? TC: are you lurking today?
  • Ghost Recon 3 bits & pieces... (storyline Mexico City 2013)

    05/18/2005 9:22:08 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 9 replies · 497+ views
    www.nvmax.com ^ | May 18,2005 | www.nvmax.com
    This one is a working title which is aiming for release on the next generation console from Microsoft, Xbox, PC, PS2 and Gamecube.The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur, and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts.In 2013, the U.S. Army will implement the Integrated Warfighter System (IWS), evolving what we know as the modern soldier. IWS combines advanced weapon systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system. The IWS program has...
  • How We Got Here

    05/16/2005 7:14:47 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2001 12:01 a.m. EDT | TOM CLANCY
    We know now that America has been the victim of a large, well-planned, and well-executed terrorist act. The parameters are yet to be fully explored, but that won't stop the usual suspects from pontificating (and, yes, that includes me) on what happened and what needs to be done as a result.
  • Two True Pictures of the Terror War - (Max Boot! Wonderful antidote to Michael Moron!)

    01/06/2005 1:28:17 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 331+ views
    Private Email | JANUARY 6, 2005 | MAX BOOT
    During World War II, Frank Capra made a series of films called "Why We Fight" to rally Americans behind the war effort. Imagine a filmmaker doing that today. Actually, it's impossible to imagine. Hollywood either prefers to stay away from the war on terrorism altogether (the film version of Tom Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" changed the villains from Islamist extremists to neo-Nazis) or to use it, even in its pre-9/11 form, as a morality play to warn against lost civil liberties (see "The Siege," starring Denzel Washington). The film community — whose exquisite sensibilities are routinely outraged by...
  • Multinational Hostage Rescue Team Called For

    09/06/2004 1:48:45 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 46 replies · 1,401+ views
    Lauramansfield.com ^ | 6 September 2004 | by Laura Mansfield
    Readers of Tom Clancy are probably familiar with his book, Rainbow Six, which focuses on the work of an elite team of terror fighting commandos, who were formed to respond to terror attacks, especially those involving hostages. The team was formed in the sequel to his book Executive Orders, where the US Capitol building was destroyed by a terrorist acting on his own, and the US was hit by multiple attacks including one involving bioweapons. As Clancy readers will tell you, quite often Clancy’s fictional writings draw striking parallels to reality. We need look no further than the tragedy that...
  • [Edwards] "CLUELESS ON CHARLIE ROSE": HERE'S THE TRANSCRIPT (MUST READ)

    07/07/2004 3:18:39 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 12 replies · 3,672+ views
    NROTC ^ | 7/7/04 | Charlie Rose etc all
    CHARLIE ROSE: All right. Stay with me. John Edwards has joined us. The senator from North Carolina, a Democrat in the Senate. Senator Edwards, tell me the mood in Washington and the feeling for what they -- senators and congress people -- might want the president to say and to do. I mean is there a sense of what kind of resolution the Congress might be called on by its leadership to pass tomorrow? Sen. JOHN EDWARDS (D-NC): Well, Charlie, I think what happened is the mood in Washington changed over the course of the day. I just dropped my...
  • Clancy: Criticizes War, Almost Came to Blows With Perle

    05/25/2004 5:31:02 AM PDT · by jstolarczyk · 259 replies · 1,130+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | Monday, May 24, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    A brand name author with many admirers in the military criticized the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, citing it as proof that "good men make mistakes." That same writer said he almost "came to blows" with a leading war supporter, former Pentagon adviser Richard Perle. The author is Tom Clancy. The hawkish master of such million-selling thrillers as "Patriot Games" and "The Hunt for Red October" now finds himself adding to the criticism of the Iraq war, and not only through his own comments. His latest book, "Battle Ready," is a collaboration with another war critic, retired Marine Gen. Anthony C....
  • TOM CLANCY: First we crippled the CIA. Then we blamed it.

    09/18/2001 4:50:17 AM PDT · by Liz · 107 replies · 1,747+ views
    WSJ-OPINION JOURNAL ^ | 9/18/01 | TOM CLANCY
    We know now that America has been the victim of a large, well-planned, and well-executed terrorist act. The parameters are yet to be fully explored, but that won't stop the usual suspects from pontificating (and, yes, that includes me) on what happened and what needs to be done as a result. A few modest observations: • As I write this we only know the rough outlines of what has taken place. We do not know exactly who the perpetrators were, though we have heard from Vice President Dick Cheney that there is "no question" that Osama bin Laden had a ...
  • Mrs. Bush Opens 3rd Nat'l Book Festival (MUST READ PRESIDENT'S POEM TO LAURA)

    10/03/2003 9:35:44 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 14 replies · 521+ views
    Kansas.com ^ | 10/03/03 | SIOBHAN McDONOUGH
    WASHINGTON - Laura Bush says her husband is a poet even if, uh, Americans don't know it. At a gala Friday night kicking off this weekend's third National Book Festival, Mrs. Bush celebrated the written word in an age of visual media, thanking American authors for their "tales of mystery, history and heroism." "A good book is like an unreachable itch; you just can't leave it alone," she said at the Library of Congress, repository of 126 million books, recordings, photographs, maps, manuscripts and more. She revealed that President Bush had penned a poem for her when she got back...
  • Phony Threats and Great Accents: A&E's MI-5

    08/15/2003 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 10 replies · 602+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 15 Aug 03 | Chuck colson
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair's recent visit reminded us of Britain's stake in the war against terrorism. For more than three decades, the British have fought a war of their own against the IRA that has cost thousands of lives on both sides of the Irish Sea. More recently, we've learned that English cities have become hotbeds for radical Islam. The would-be "shoe bomber," Richard Reid, is a product of this. With all of this real-world material to draw from, you wouldn't expect a television program about Britain's elite security service to portray a made-up threat to British security. But...
  • Tom Clancy Zaps New York Times

    08/13/2003 1:28:34 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 33 replies · 627+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 8-13-03 | Carl Limbacher
    Author Tom Clancy has loads of interesting things to say in a new interview with Newsweek, including America’s "suicidal openness to strangers” and the government's neutering of the CIA. The sections on the news media are also provacative: Q. So you advocate a press that does act as a check, even though you were just complaining about too many checks and balances in government. A. Unfortunately, in the last 20 years, the press has kind of put its own spin on things, and that’s not what you guys are paid to do. Q. You’ve said that you’re proud to be...
  • Newsweek: Tom Clancy on terrorism - ‘I Try to Portray Reality’

    08/12/2003 10:47:37 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 52 replies · 556+ views
    MSNBC.Com / Newsweek ^ | Aug. 12, 2003 | By Brian Braiker - NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE
    Aug. 12 — Tom Clancy’s fans believe his political plots are visionary. Long before the threat of a dirty bomb taunted the public imagination, the best-selling author had written “The Sum of All Fears,” about Palestinian radicals who detonate a nuclear explosive at the Super Bowl. Even more eerily prescient was his 1994 novel “Debt of Honor,” in which a suicidal pilot crashes a jumbo jet into the Capitol. CLANCY’S NEW NOVEL—released this week—seems just as tuned in to the current zeitgeist. “The Teeth of the Tiger” is premised upon an argument for pre-emptive action by a super-secret spy group—set...
  • Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Replaced by Gen-X Version

    08/01/2003 8:45:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 85 replies · 663+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, August 01, 2003 | Roger Friedman
    <p>Was best-selling author Tom Clancy pressured to drop his franchise character from his newest thriller because of ageism?</p> <p>And is he writing his own books?</p> <p>The answer to the first question, according to sources, is "yes." Jack Ryan is not the star of "The Teeth of the Tiger," which will be published next week by Putnam. Instead, the hero with the Teeth is John Ryan, Jack's dashing — and much younger — son, Jack Jr.</p>
  • The Teeth of the Tiger (New Tom Clancy book out 8-11)

    07/21/2003 5:31:21 PM PDT · by TomB · 143 replies · 1,111+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | 7/21/03
    Book DescriptionA man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous-and the potential for destruction unimaginable. In the Brave New World of terrorism-where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player-the...
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon—PS2 …Interesting…

    03/07/2003 3:16:59 PM PST · by sit-rep · 59 replies · 829+ views
    Self | 03/07/2003 | sit-rep
    There has been plenty of commentary on the “Video Game” syndrome with today’s youth. Granted, without the proper guidance from the guardian, with games, and other areas of upbringing, one could easily get deranged to the point of Columbine. If however, there is a proper guidance path laid forth, some games could be an educational tool. If, you’re an adult player, there is definitely something to gain from some games…may I introduce Ghost Recon, Manufactured by UBI Soft. Over the years, we have imagined what a revolution would be like in today’s times. We have read the commentary of US...
  • Tom Clancy - Will You Buy His New Book

    08/06/2002 7:18:23 PM PDT · by jonathonandjennifer · 4 replies · 219+ views
    CNBC | 8/6/02 | Kudow and Kramer
    Tom Clancy was on Kudlow and Cramer tonight pushing his new book. I didn't see the beginning of the interview; did they ask about the changes to "Sum of All Fears" in making the movie?I wondered, will I buy the new book, or boycott it in response to his allowing Hollywood to make PC dictated changes in bringing his book "Sum of All Fears" to the screen? I haven't seen "Sum..", but the changes I'm aware of are changing the villians from Arabs to (?), changing the camouflage for the bomb from a commercial video recorder owned by a TV...
  • Tom Clancy - Will You Purchase His New Book?

    08/06/2002 7:11:45 PM PDT · by jonathonandjennifer · 2 replies · 180+ views
    CNBC | 8/6/2002 | jonathonandjennifer
    Tom Clancy was on Kudlow and Cramer tonight pushing his new book. I didn't see the beginning of the interview; did they ask about the changes to "Sum of All Fears" in making the movie?I wondered, will I buy the new book, or boycott it in response to his allowing Hollywood to make PC dictated changes in bringing his book "Sum of All Fears" to the screen? I haven't seen "Sum..", but the changes I'm aware of are changing the villians from Arabs to (?), changing the camouflage for the bomb from a commercial video recorder owned by a TV...
  • Hollyweird is whitewashing Arab terrorism and we reward them

    06/13/2002 11:37:41 PM PDT · by ppaul · 8 replies · 251+ views
    jewishworldreview.com ^ | 6/13/02 | Benjamin Shapiro
    As an avid moviegoer, I love nothing better than a good political thriller. Still, I am boycotting the newest Tom Clancy movie "The Sum of All Fears." While the Ben Affleck-Morgan Freeman vehicle might be a great summertime blockbuster, I refuse to see it because of a large, ugly plot change: The book's villains were Palestinian terrorists who gain access to a nuclear device, and the movie moguls magically transformed the villains into "neo-Fascists." As a good American, I have a burning hatred of "neo-Fascists" just as much as the next guy, but the whitewashing of the book greatly angers...
  • Clancy goes prequel route for latest RYAN book

    05/02/2002 8:11:03 PM PDT · by TD911 · 22 replies · 510+ views
    Cinescape ^ | May 2, 2002 | CHRISTOPHER ALLAN SMITH
    Book NewsClancy goes prequel route for latest RYAN book Shortcuts dramatic corner he painted Ryan into by making him president Dateline: Thursday, May 2, 2002 By: CHRISTOPHER ALLAN SMITH By: News Editor Source: Putnam Publishing The release date has been set for Tom Clancy’s latest in the JACK RYAN series. Having written himself into a bit of a dramatic corner by making his hero the President of the United States in the last two books, is going the prequel route with RED RABBIT. RABBIT tells the story of an attempt by Yuri Andropov’s attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul...