- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Booklocker Inc.,US (8 September 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591135656
- ISBN-13: 978-1591135654
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
Skivvy Nine Paperback – Import, 8 Sep 2004
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About the Author
CMSgt T. Wyman Beal, USAF Retired, spent 30 years as an Air Force intelligence analyst in Japan, Italy, Texas, Thailand, Greece, Alabama, and Korea. Beal spent 10 years with Defense Intelligence Agency, The U.S. and Saudi Arabian Air Forces, Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. He's now retired.
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Even the author's story about the group commander and his exec rings true - I've seen that kind of situation elsewhere. My only minor criticism is that I wish he has spent a bit of time explaining, in general terms, what his ops branch actually did - for the sake of non-military readers. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. I'm definitely going to check out more of Babb's books!
The book is, essentially, self-published. As such it is loaded with misspellings, grammar errors and typos ... but it is still readable, and carries more authenticity and the personality of the writer.
I found that the book could be useful for an anecdotal report on leadership issues and the politics of military command.
I "recycle" books, but am keeping this one. It reminded me of forgotten jargon and details and has a useful Glossary in the back.
Not for everyone, but worth a look if you worked in military intelligence, especially in Korea, or in the Air Force.