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Too many archdukes, too many bullets

Too many archdukes, too many bullets

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) --From Libya in the west to Pakistan and India in the east, these regions are filled with ticking time bombs that could easily explode into major conflict.
Harlan Ullman
AARP: Jack Ryan movie is good for older audiences

AARP: Jack Ryan movie is good for older audiences

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Action star Chris Pine isn't the most obvious choice for poster-boy of the AARP.
Gabrielle Levy
Tom Clancy, author of espionage novels, dead at 66

Tom Clancy, author of espionage novels, dead at 66

BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Tom Clancy, author of a string of espionage and military novels including "The Hunt for Red October," has died at the age of 66, his publisher says.

Ex-Army sniper arrested, charged with doing security for drug cartel

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Army sniper has been charged with attempting to run what he thought was a security outfit for a Colombian drug cartel.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 12, 2012.
By United Press International

Aurora to work on SolarEagle

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences has announced receipt of a contract to produce structural components for a new UAV.
Clancy's next book due out Dec. 7

Clancy's next book due out Dec. 7

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Penguin Group says Tom Clancy's new techno-thriller "Dead or Alive" will be released in the United States and the United Kingdom Dec. 7.
Chris Pine to take over Jack Ryan role

Chris Pine to take over Jack Ryan role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures has announced actor Chris Pine will play Jack Ryan in the next installment of the film franchise inspired by Tom Clancy's novels.

Screenwriter Amini to tackle Jack Ryan

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The literary character Jack Ryan will soon be back on U.S. movie screens as screenwriter Hossein Amini has been hired for a new Ryan film, industry sources say.

Russia's Georgia blitzkrieg teaches U.S. war lessons

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Russian five-day blitzkrieg that conquered one-third of Georgia for negligible losses carried a grim warning for the next president of the United States, whether he is John McCain or Barack Obama: Major land wars that could involve U.S. armed forces against formidable opponents are no longer inconceivable.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
New 007 book sets Penguin sales record

New 007 book sets Penguin sales record

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- "Devil May Care," the latest installment in the book series about British secret agent James Bond, has sold 44,093 copies in its first four days in release.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Defense Focus: Land war threats -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Since the collapse of communism it has been widely assumed by U.S. policymakers that gigantic, full-scale land wars on major continents involving hundreds of thousands or even millions of troops have become inconceivable.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, April 12, 2007.
By United Press International
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WAP2000082802 - 28 AUGUST 2000 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Author Tom Clancy signs his newest book, "The Bear and the Dragon" at a Border's Book Store in Washington, DC Monday, August 28, 2000. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI
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Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy Jr. (born 12 April 1947) is an American author, best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War and his video games. His name is also a brand for similar movie scripts written by ghost writers and many series of non-fiction books on military subjects and merged biographies of key leaders. He is also part-owner and Vice Chairman of Community Activities and Public Affairs of the Baltimore Orioles, a Major League Baseball team.

Thomas Leo Clancy, Jr. was born in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. He attended Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland, graduating with the class of 1965. He studied English Literature at Loyola College in Baltimore, graduating in 1969. Though he wanted to serve in the United States military, he was rejected after failing a required eye exam in the ROTC. Before making his literary debut, he spent some time running an independent insurance agency. This agency thrived for a few years before joining a group of investors.

In 1993, Tom Clancy joined a group of investors that included Peter Angelos and bought the Baltimore Orioles from Eli Jacobs. In 1998, he reached an agreement to purchase the Minnesota Vikings, but had to abandon the deal because of the divorce settlement cost.

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