Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

What Happens When A Training Exercise Becomes the Real Thing?

352 views

Published on

Dragon SIM-13 is an elaborate computerized command post exercise to test the readiness of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The scenario calls for a U.S. Army Special Forces strike against a strategic target in China. But when thousands of students are massacred in Tiananmen Square during democracy protests, the rules change. Meng, the computer genius behind the SIM program, sees a way to avenge a hatred that had been festering for over 20 years, and tip the scales of freedom. With the push of a button on his master computer, simulation becomes a reality: the Dragon mission is actually launched.

Published in: Entertainment & Humor
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

What Happens When A Training Exercise Becomes the Real Thing?

  1. 1. What happens when a military exercise becomes the real thing?
  2. 2. As the riots rage in China, a dissident working in the Pentagon devises a Fail Safe type scenario to embroil the United States by sending Dave Riley’s Green Beret A-Team on its war plan mission into mainland China— unknown to the rest of the US military. A Special Operations Fail Safe scenario based on war plans.
  3. 3. Publisher’s Weekly. “A pulsing technothriller. A nail-biter in the best tradition of adventure fiction.”
  4. 4. High Praise for Dragon Sim-13 Kirkus Reviews: “Fascinating, imaginative and nerve- wracking. Mayer’s tough, businesslike soldiers again include a tough, businesslike female.” Library Journal. “A daring rescue mission produces a climax with enough suspense and action to satisfy the most jaded of thriller fans. The author of Eyes of the Hammer delivers another rousing tale.” Journal of US Special Operations: “This is one book you can trust.” Written by a New York Times Bestselling Author, West Point Graduate and Green Beret.
  5. 5. Dr. Meng, the top computer scientist for the Pentagon, runs the computerized program training exercises for Special Forces A-Teams. He watches the news coverage of the demonstration in Tiananmen Square, China, his home country.
  6. 6. He sees, with the rest of the world, as the students and protesters are massacred by the regime. Including his only son.
  7. 7. With a click of the mouse, Dr. Meng updates Dragon SIM-13 ~ a routine computer exercise involving a simulated Special Forces raid on an oil pipeline. In Mainland China.
  8. 8. Dave Riley’s A-Team loads onto an MC-130 Combat Talon to run their simulated training exercise.
  9. 9. But then Dave Riley and his team get the “Go” codeword to execute their war plan. Infiltrate China and destroy a critical section of strategic pipeline. They believe the US and China are at war.
  10. 10. The pipeline is destroyed, but the A-Team realizes a vital piece of the mission is missing. The backing of the United States Government. And their exfiltration.
  11. 11. What would you do to get your team out of a hostile foreign country and your own country doesn’t know you are there?
  12. 12. How would you survive? Find out how Dave Riley makes it out in this fast paced thriller... Dragon Sim-13.
  13. 13. As the riots rage in China, a dissident working the Pentagon devises a Fail Safe type scenario to embroil the United States by sending Dave Riley’s Green Beret A-Team on its war plan mission into mainland China— unknown to the rest of the US military. “A daring rescue produces a climax with enough suspense and action to satisfy the most jaded of thriller fans.” Library Journal.
  14. 14. I wrote The Green Berets: Dragon Sim-13 while living in South Korea, en route to earning my black belt in Taekwondo— one can only work out so many hours in a day so I started writing when I wasn’t in the Dojang; or doing other stuff when called to active duty. Note the airfield (Camp Page) in the foreground— Blackhawks and an Attack Helicopter Battalion. I trained on the top of that mountain in the background after we’d run up it. In the snow. Yes. It was cold. The idea was based on a mission my A-Team had conducted so I could focus on the writing, since I knew much of the story.
  15. 15. The Green Berets featuring Dave Riley: The Green Berets featuring Horace Chase with Dave Riley:
  16. 16. The Green Berets featuring Will Kane New York City. 1970s, older cousin of Dave Riley. Former Green Beret Will Kane is the lone wolf who must take down the evil wolves preying on the innocent.
  17. 17. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information are available HERE
  18. 18. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point and former Green Beret. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Shadow Warriors, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. For free eBooks, audio, slideshows and more go to: www.bobmayer.com

×