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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Drone Command by Mike Maden

If any story could have been ripped right off the front pages, this one would be it.   Talk about appropriate timing for a book, wow!  The Chinese are island building and Japan is worried.  (Yes, the Chinese really are island building.)   Japan wants the U.S. to intervene or they will do it themselves.  

I don't often try to find out about an author's background when I read a book.   In this case, the author seemed so spot on that I delved into his background.  The Ph.D in polysci with a specialization in international relations gave me pause as that seemingly indicates that this author is not just whistling in the wind.  

The book, while fiction, gives one pause, not only the Chinese actions but the ethics of drone strikes are currently in the headlines.

I enjoyed (not sure that is the right word as it was a bit too realistic and hopefully not predictive) it.

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