America (Jake Grafton, Book 9) by Stephen Coonts

By Stephen Coonts

Dispatched on a tribulation run, NASA's SuperAegis satellite tv for pc has been created because the beginning of a global antimissle safeguard procedure. yet moments after dispatch, it vanishes. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton fears anything worse than a grave malfunction--he suspects sabotage...

The USS America--the world's so much technically complicated nuclear submarine--is introduced on its maiden voyage. Then almost immediately after steaming out of harbor, the unthinkable occurs. Pirated by way of terrorists, America disappears underneath the roiling waves of the Atlantic, its Tomahawk warheads aimed without delay on the United States...

An ingeniously calculated warfare has been waged--but the rouge enemy is way extra insidious than Jake Grafton ever imagined. His undertaking: ferret out the middle staff accountable, overtake the stealth sub, and break it. yet instances is working out, and the race is on for Grafton to blow the covert operation out of the water earlier than a complete country is dropped at its knees.

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All that te Water could 22 South Africa, Colonial Powers and (African Defence' present to Malan by way of practical results, therefore, was the 'generally agreed' suggestion 'that a candid exchange of thoughts and of information on these different issues, whenever opportunity presented itself, would be needed against the time when it would become imperative to meet together to discuss anyone of them'. (This included the exchange of information on 'communist subversion' between the security services of the African powers, to which te Water's mission does seem to have provided some impetus, in Kenya and Belgium at any rate.

For the Union commitment to the Middle East was not embodied in a treaty but only in agreed minutes of the talks. Moreover, its details were not released to the public and - although it subsequently became known that some sort of promise had been made to Britain - its existence thus remained shadowy. In short, this explicit commitment was nothing more than an clement in the entente which had now been created between Britain and Nationalist South Africa. Just how 'firm' this would prove to be would have to await events.

16 An offer of this kind, Alexander was reported as informing the Commonwealth Secretary, Philip Noel-Baker, on 18 July, 'might well enable him to conclude a really satisfactory over-all defence agreement with South Africa'. 17 Alexander, however, had not pulled the Simons town idea out of his hat purely in an attempt to obtain additional leverage over Erasmus. Faced with serious overall financial difficulties, the Attlee government was at this time casting round for savings which might be made on defence.

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