The author of The Nimrods flew 182 combat missions with the A-26 Nimrods in the “Secret War in Laos” in 1967-68. During 1963-69, the author flew for six years with the USAF in B-52 and A-26 aircraft. From the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, to the Vietnam War and the War on Terror, he believes that The Nimrods is a story of American combat courage that needs to be told and remembered by America and the West. Lessons learned from past wars must not be forgotten. Based upon his father’s World War II combat death in the Battle of the Bulge, and his own experience in the Vietnam War, the author is convinced that real Americans have true grit and that they will rise up and fight to defeat Islamist tyrants and terrorists. This is a wake up call to America and free countries around the world—defeat the terrorists or risk losing your freedom and your way of life. Tyrants and terrorists are using their oil money to buy nuclear power, and most likely, nuclear weapons. Our choice is to have the courage to confront and defeat the Islamist radicals, or to become victims of brutal extremists who murder to gain power. During the last twenty years of his Air Force career, the author served as a judge advocate, including a two-year assignment with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and assignments in the Washington, D.C. area spanning more than a decade. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for twelve years with Lockheed Martin Corporation at Marietta, Georgia, as the F-22 Program Attorney. The author is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (Class of 1963), law school at West Virginia University (1972), and graduate law school at George Washington University (1978).