"No one knew what our job was on the ship. Navy Nuclear Weaponsmen were shrouded in secrecy, and entrusted with the most powerful deadly weapons on earth. Our families and countrymen's lives depended on how diligently we performed our duties." -Jim Little
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About the Author
Jim Little completed a 30-year naval career, which included the Cuban Missile Blockade, Gulf of Tonkin Incident, and five deployments during the Vietnam War. His assignments as a nuclear weaponsman ranged from an assemblyman, to a position as an officer responsible for over one-third of the nation's nuclear stockpile.
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Brotherhood Of Doom based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jim Little tells his thirty year military story, starting with his first encounter with nuclear weapons when his teacher screamed at her seven year old students, "Duck and cover." Few today remember these Cold War drills, but those of us who do will never forget them. After graduating from high school, seventeen year old Jim Little enlisted in the U.S. Navy and the story begins. A story of enlisted life in the Navy, and a story of dedication, sacrifice and love of country. It is also is a window into the secret world of nuclear weapons: what it took to stockpile, train, load on aircraft, and then return the weapons to their secure magazines. A story that explains how the U.S. was able to safely maintain the power to destroy the world and insure freedom. Little's story also provides insight into events involving the Navy and, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea, and China. This is a book that any man or woman planning to enter the military, enlisted or officer, should read. Little leads the reader through his experience that made him a leader as he climbed the ranks to Chief and then Warrant Officer. As a former Army officer, I recognized some of the personalities, officers and enlisted, described. The characteristics of a good military leader also apply in the civilian world. There is much wisdom in this book. CWO4 Jim Little's career revolved around Navy nuclear weapons. We have been to many of the same places, and assigned to the same command-DASA. This well written book is worth reading. Little keeps the story going, and you begin to feel you are part of his family. I plan to share it with my grandchildren when they reach their senior year in high school. My only disappointment with the book is the title. I would prefer BROTHERHOOD OF PEACE, for men and women like Jim Little kept the peace by making MAD (mutually assured destruction) possible, thereby keeping the Soviet Union and China in check.