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Retired Brigadier Gen. AJ Tata: Revealing Missions Against ISIS Is PR That Hurts Cause

 

By    |   Monday, 25 Apr 2016 04:49 PM

Washington's practice of revealing where and when American troops will hit the Islamic State hurts the military's efforts to stop terrorism and is little more than a "public relations effort," retired Brigadier General and best-selling thriller writer A.J. Tata tells Newsmax TV.

"There's no good reason to do it other than for public relations effort on the administration's part," Tata — author of the new thriller, "Three Minutes to Midnight (A Jake Mahegan Novel)," published by Kensington — said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."

"Why in the world would we ever announce that we're sending Special Forces troops to Syria to train the indigenous forces?"

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Tata — who was deputy commanding general with the 10th Mountain Division and the Combined/Joint Task Force-76 in Afghanistan — said his new novel is the second in his Jake Mahegan series about a Native American and former Delta Force operative from North Carolina's Outer Banks.

"He gets kicked out of Delta Force for killing an enemy, a prisoner of war in the heat of combat there and finally gets his honorable discharge. However, he's searching in North Carolina for the killer of his mother," Tata said.

"He also gets an off-the-books mission from the special operations commander whom he used to work for to find a kidnaped Army reserve major geologist who's an expert in fracking. These two missions come together."

And where did he dream up the title?

"Three Minutes to Midnight" actually references an actual event every year when nuclear scientists come together and move the minute hand on the doomsday clock as to how close we are to nuclear Armageddon," Tata explained.

"Three minutes is as close as it's ever been … and so Jake Mahegan needs to stop nuclear Armageddon before it happens. He's a good guy, but I'm not sure he can do it."

Tata's books, which have been praised by George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Glenn Beck, Brad Thor and Ralph Peters, also include: "Foreign and Domestic" and "Sudden Threat."

He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star, is a Master Parachutist and a graduate of the U.S. Army's Ranger School.

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Washington's practice of revealing where and when American troops will hit the Islamic State hurts the military's efforts to stop terrorism and is little more than a "public relations effort," retired Brigadier General and best-selling thriller writer A.J. Tata tells Newsmax TV.
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