As a career U.S. military officer, Lt. Colonel James Rothrock followed Israel’s major military engagements with the Arab world and its day-to-day fight to protect the people of Israel from indiscriminate terrorist attacks.
He has traveled to many parts of the world, including the Middle East, South Asia, Far East, Pacific, and Europe. He served eleven years abroad with assignments in Athens, Paris, Tokyo, Saigon, and Stuttgart. These travels were valuable in his former civilian profession as a professor of world geography.
He holds BA and MS degrees. His professional military education includes Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and National Security Management at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. His military specialty includes electronic warfare, intelligence, foreign military advisor, information systems, and launch control of nuclear weapons. For a time, he also served as a special instigator for the US government.
His combat experience consists of a year in Vietnam, where he saw a major allied victory in the 1968 Tet Offensive turned into a defeat by the American media. In the early stages of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, he served on an aircrew that flew covert support missions.
Colonel Rothrock’s travels, assignments abroad, civilian and military education, combat experience, and knowledge of world affairs and geography make him uniquely qualified to write this book.