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Executive Intent

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Executive Intent
Dale Brown

This novel is dedicated to my hardworking family,
who refuse to give in even during tough economic
and personal times.

 

Remember Always the Family.

Contents

One

U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Kai Raydon expertly sailed across…

Two

“You have the mind of a twenty-year-old, the bod of…

Three

The conference table in the office of the minister of…

Four

The U.S. Navy had only one vessel within twenty miles…

Five

General Hua Zhilun picked up the phone himself. “Operations.”

Six

Vice President Kenneth Phoenix, White House Chief of Staff Walter…

Seven

President Joseph Gardner had his jacket off, his sleeves rolled…

Eight

Although many past American vice presidents had an office in…

Nine

“This is just freakin' unbelievable,” President Joseph Gardner said. He…

Ten

Whack waited until two A.M. before venturing outside via the…

J
OSEPH
G
ARDNER,
President of the United States

K
ENNETH
P
HOENIX
, Vice President

W
ALTER
K
ORDUS,
White House Chief of Staff

S
TACY
A
NNE
B
ARBEAU,
Secretary of State

M
ARCUS
C
OLBY,
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

D
AVID
C. K
EELEY,
Deputy Secretary of State for Asia

D
EBORAH
A. C
ARLSON,
Assistant Secretary of State for Chinese Affairs

C
ONRAD
C
ARLYLE,
President's National Security Adviser

M
ILLER
T
URNER,
Secretary of Defense

G
ERALD
V
ISTA,
Director of National Intelligence

S
ALAZAR
“S
AL
” B
ANDERAS,
Secretary of the Air Force

A
NN
P
AGE,
Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space

T
IMOTHY
D
OBSON,
Assistant Deputy Director for Strategic Program Research, Central Intelligence Agency

A
NNETTE
D
OUGLASS,
Assistant Deputy Secretary of State

G
ENERAL
T
AYLOR
J. B
AIN,
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

A
DMIRAL
B
ENJAMIN
K
ELLY,
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

G
ENERAL
C
HARLES
H
UFFMAN,
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff

USN A
DMIRAL
R
ICHARD
C
OWAN,
Chief of Naval Operations

USAF G
ENERAL
R
OBERT
W
IEHL,
Commander, U.S. Space Command and USAF Space Command

U.S. N
AVY
A
DMIRAL
S
HERMAN
H
UDDY,
Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

U.S. A
RMY
G
ENERAL
T
HOMAS
G
REENE
, Commander, U.S. Africa Command

C
OMMAND
S
ERGEANT
M
AJOR
F
RANK
N
AUERT
, NCOIC, U.S. Africa Command

U.S. A
IR
F
ORCE
L
IEUTENANT
G
ENERAL
P
ATRICK
M
C
L
ANAHAN
(
RET
.)

B
RIGADIER
G
ENERAL
K
AI
R
AYDON,
Commander, U.S. Space Defense Force, Armstrong Space Station

U.S. A
RMY
C
OLONEL
A
LAN
C
AMEROTA,
Substitute Space-Station Commander

U.S. A
IR
F
ORCE
C
OLONEL
G
IA
“B
OXER
” C
AZZOTTO,
Commander, 7th Expeditionary Bomb Wing, EB-1C Vampire-Bomber Aircraft Commander

W
AYNE
“W
HACK
” M
ACOMBER,
“Tin Man” Commando and Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID) Pilot

U.S. A
RMY
R
ESERVE
L
IEUTENANT
C
OLONEL
J
ASON
R
ICHTER,
Commander, U.S. Army Infantry Transformational Battlelab, Fort Polk, Louisiana; CID Engineer and Pilot

C
HARLIE
T
URLOCK
, CID Pilot

U.S. A
IR
F
ORCE
M
AJOR
A
LAN
“F
RODO
” F
RIEL
, EB-1C Vampire-Bomber Mission Commander

U.S. N
AVY
C
OMMANDER
S
COTT
B
REAM,
XS-19 Midnight Spaceplane Pilot

A
IR
F
ORCE
M
AJOR
D
ANA
C
OLWIN,
XS-19 Midnight Spaceplane Pilot

M
ARINE
C
ORPS
M
AJOR
J
ESSICA
“G
ONZO
” F
AULKNER
, Spaceplane Pilot

U.S. A
IR
F
ORCE
F
IRST
L
IEUTENANT
J
EFFREY
M
C
C
ALLUM
, Spacecraft Electronics Technician

U.S. A
IR
F
ORCE
S
ENIOR
M
ASTER
S
ERGEANT
V
ALERIE
“S
EEKER
” L
UKAS
, Senior Noncommissioned Officer of Armstrong Space Station

P
ETTY
O
FFICER
P
AUL
M
ALKIN,
Rescue Swimmer, USS
Rourke

J
ONATHAN
C
OLIN
M
ASTERS,
Chief Engineer, Sky Masters Inc.

H
UNTER
“B
OOMER
” N
OBLE,
Vice President of Engineering, Sky Masters Inc.; S-9 Black Stallion and XS-19 Midnight Spaceplane Pilot

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Z
HOU
Q
IANG,
Premier of the People's Republic of China

T
ANG
Z
HAOXING,
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Z
UNG
C
HUNXIAN,
Minister of National Defense

G
ENERAL
H
UA
Z
HILUN,
Commander of 11th Strategic Rocket Forces, People's Liberation Army Air Forces

L
I
J
IANZHU,
Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

I
GOR
T
RUZNYEV,
President of the Russian Federation

A
IR
F
ORCES
G
ENERAL
A
NDREI
D
ARZOV,
Chief of Staff of the Russian Defense Forces

B
ORIS
T
ARZOV,
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations

PAKISTANIS

A
MANULLAH
M
AZAR,
President of Pakistan

INDIANS

S
HANTOSH
P
AWAR,
Prime Minister of India

BRAZILIANS

E
RNESTO
N
ASCIMENTO,
Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nations and Temporary Chairman of the U.N. Security Council

YEMENIS

S
ALAM AL-
J
UFRI,
Employee of Yemeni Fish Company Limited

AESA
—Active Electronically Scanned Array, a radar system that uses pulsed radar beams instead of a mechanically moving antenna to search the sky

AIM-9 Sidewinder
—American heat-seeking air-to-air missile

AIM-120 AMRAAM
—American Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, radar-guided air-to-air missile

AL-52 Dragon
—a B-52 bomber modified to carry an antiballistic-missile laser

AN/FPS/79
—space tracking radar

AN/SPY-1
—advanced shipborne air and space control radar

APG-79
—fire control radar aboard the American F/A-18 Hornet fighter

AS-17 Krypton
—Russian hypersonic air-launched attack missile

AWACS
—Airborne Warning and Control System, an aircraft-based radar system used to track air and sea targets

BAMS
—Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, a U.S. Navy program to use long-range unmanned aircraft for surveillance near a naval battle group

C-802
—Chinese ship-or shore-launched antiship or land-attack missile

COIL
—Chlorine-Oxygen-Iodine Laser, a system that uses a chemical reaction to produce laser light

Dong Feng-21 (DF-21)
—Chinese submarine-or land-based mobile surface-to-surface solid-fuel rocket

DSP
—Defense Support Program, a system of geosynchronous infrared satellites that detect missile launches on Earth

E-2C Hawkeye
—a carrier-based long-range surveillance radar aircraft

Evolved Sea Sparrow
—a ship-based antimissile defense system

FEL
—Free Electron Laser, a laser that produces laser light by moving electrons freely through a magnetic field

50N8 Graza
—Russian long-range surface-to-air missile

Grebe
—a submarine-launched unmanned reconnaissance aircraft

Jian Hong-37N
—Chinese carrier-based interceptor and attack aircraft

Julang-1S
—Chinese submarine-launched ballistic missile, based on the DF-21 ballistic missile

Ka-27
—Russian ship-based patrol and antisubmarine warfare helicopter

KT-3
—Chinese land-based antisatellite missile based on the DF-21 ballistic missile

LADAR
—Laser Radar, a system that uses electronically steered laser energy to detect ground, air, and space targets

MiG-31 “Foxhound”
—Russian supersonic long-range interceptor aircraft

Mk 45
—American standard shipborne five-inch gun

MQ-35 Condor
—American air-launched commando insertion aircraft

netrusion
—inserting damaging or corrupt data into a computer network through digital sensors

OMV
—Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle, a device that can carry defensive or offensive weapons in space or through Earth's atmosphere

Orion
—next-generation manned orbital and lunar spacecraft

RQ-4 Global Hawk
—a large, long-range, high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned reconnaissance aircraft

SA-N-9
—Russian advanced naval surface-to-air missile system

SBIRS
—Space-Based Infrared System, American next-generation space-based missile launch detection and tracking system

SH-60 Seahawk
—American ship-based patrol and antisubmarine warfare helicopter

SM-2 Standard
—American ship-launched antiaircraft, antiballistic, and antisatellite missile

SPG-62 target illuminator
—American ship-based radar that places a beam on an air target that surface-to-air missiles can home in on

Sukhoi-34 Fullback
—Russian advanced interceptor and attack aircraft

thirty-mike
—thirty millimeter

Tin Man
—American infantryman who wears an advanced electronic protective armor system

TLAM
—Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, American ship-or submarine-launched long-range attack cruise missile

Xia-class
—Chinese ballistic-missile submarine

YAL-1 Airborne Laser
—American antiballistic-missile laser aircraft, based on a Boeing 747 aircraft

Yantar-4K2
—Obsolete Russian reconnaissance satellite

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