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Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson exposes the terrifying, behind-the-scenes story of the years when the most irresponsible President in our history had his finger on the nuclear trigger. Dereliction of Duty is the inside story of the damage Bill Clinton did to the U.S. military and how he compromised our national security. From his laughable salutes, to his arrogant, anti-military staffers, the message came through loud and clear: the Clinton Administration had nothing but contempt for America’s men and women in uniform.
For two years, Patterson was the White House military aide who carried the “nuclear football,” which provides the President with remote nuclear strike capabilities. What he witnessed is shocking. In Dereliction of Duty, Patterson reveals:
How Clinton missed a golden opportunity to take out Osama bin Laden long before September 11, 2001
Why a minor “family matter” caused the Clintons to scramble a military jet
How a young Clinton staffer tried to divert a full Navy carrier battle group just so the President could have a photo-op
Why female stewards on Air Force One had to keep their distance from the President
But that’s not all. Colonel Patterson reveals that Clinton treated our nation’s most sensitive secrets and powerful weapons with cavalier disregard, while his aides regarded the military as just another tool for domestic politics.
Dereliction of Duty is the book every American concerned about our national security has been waiting forwritten by a military man who was an eyewitness inside the Clinton White House, and who can no longer in good conscience keep silent.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
|Preface: A Matter of Honor||19|
|Prologue: Mission Aborted||23|
|Chapter 1||An Officer's Oath||31|
|Chapter 2||The Finger on the Nuclear Trigger||47|
|Chapter 3||Hillary's "Football"||59|
|Chapter 4||Fear and Loathing||85|
|Chapter 5||National Defense or Social Petri Dish?||97|
|Chapter 6||CNN Diplomacy||111|
|Chapter 7||The War on Terrorism||129|
|Chapter 8||A Time to Move On||143|
|Appendix A||The Dangers We Still Face||151|
|Appendix B||President Clinton Foreign Policy Chronology, 1993-2001||165|
|Appendix C||Reports and Scores||187|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is VERY insightful. The person who wrote this book was there, and saw what was done first hand. A definate read, for those who want to know what happened when.
This is a well written eye opening account by the author who was the Military attache to President Bill Clinton when Clinton consistently refused to take a critically important phone call because he and Vernon Jordon were 'busy' watching the U S Open golf tournament. Patterson recounts his time as Clinton's military attache while giving an up close and personal look at the mettle of the man in the Oval Office as well as Mrs. Clinton's behavior in the White House and her views about the military and other subjects. Most damning is Patterson's account of Clinton's opportunity to take out Bin Laden years before 9-11 but was just too busy watching a golf tournament to be bothered to take the call from his commander in the field. While reports are that the Clintons deny all of the information Patterson reveals in this book, given what we have learned about the Clintons since they left office (and that really means 'they'), it seems likely that Patterson is the more truthful and he is certainly very believable. Don't read this book unless you are prepared to be outraged. But if you want a glimpse of history that you will never read about in the mainstream media, this will certainly give you something to think about.
Outstanding read. Buzz tells it like it really was.
I read this when it came out and it really stuck to the back of my mind. I can't believe how stupid the American people can be by not remembering all the things the Clintons have done. The misuse, abuse of public office, scandals, lies, mysterious deaths, the cover ups, double standards, and all the rest. Do we need four more years of this let alone eight?
I started to read this book and wasn't even through the forward before I was already livid with anger over this whole subject. A Must for the true conservative analyst.