Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, USAF (Ret.), Dereliction of Duty: The Eye- to May , whose duties included carrying the nuclear “football” or codes . Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson exposes the terrifying, behind-the-scenes story of the years when the most irresponsible President in our history had his finger. Lieutenant Colonel Patterson, Retired, is the author of two New York Times Bestsellers: Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill.
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During that time he was responsible for the President’s Emergency Satchel, otherwise known as the “Nuclear Football,” the black bag with the nation’s nuclear capability that accompanies the president at all times.
You can see how proud they are that they have provided support to the other side that was fighting and killing U. At one point, President Clinton lost the code? Dereliction of Duty is the inside story of the damage Bill Clinton did to the U.
Among his many military commendations, Colonel Patterson received the Defense Superior Service Medal for accomplishments while at the White House, and was awarded the Air Force Air Medal for flying fifteen combat support missions into.
Well, thank you so much for being with us today on Take AIM. In Dereliction of Duty, Patterson reveals: And to the claim—or the fact, I guess—that many terrorist-related crimes and people have been tried already in our criminal courts? And unlike the Soviet Union—at least they had an address, where we could point nuclear weapons and threaten right back—this one is so much more complicated than that. The truth is “the story has to be told. So how were you picked to be one of the—I believe it was five—people to carry the nuclear football for President Clinton?
I personally knew a military member of the staff and he told me to read the book and whatever I readbelieve it, it happened. So, briefly, why did you decide to write this book? I imagine the Clintons are not too fond of you. When he was campaigning against and running against Hillary Clinton he had to prove his national security bona fides. A must read before you vote.
Dereliction of Duty by Robert Patterson
Feb 18, Mike rated it really liked it. Also, Janet Reno would often carry the day about not violating international law, or violating international airspace, with us firing cruise missiles over Pakistan, for example, into Afghanistan.
Just a final question on the Clintons, then. Clinton made a point of going after—she tried to go after my military retirement pension.
Dereliction of Duty
Preview — Dereliction of Duty by Robert Patterson. Who are we fighting, in your view? His account is accurate, timely, and tells the tale of an administration with an accountability problem. Patterson writes with a lot of conviction. Did you have any particular knowledge or experience with nuclear weapons?
So you had no fighting role in that? When I say “really liked it”, I mean that it kept me interested even though I was burning inside with rage at Clinton and his administration.
They asked me a lot of questions about my background. Was there a moment when derliiction all clicked?
Robert B. “Buzz” Patterson
So, wearing your media watchdog hat, how would you say the media has covered these issues, covered Obama? They have no grounds to do that.
We still have 50, troops there. In retrospect, why do you think he did not, on any of those eight or ten times, take the chance to capture or kill bin Laden? Dec 10, Howard rated it really liked it. So it was always a very politically correct approach to the war on terror, it was always more of a law enforcement issue than it was a combat operation, and I think, ultimately, President Clinton would always defer to what was the most domestically feasible political posture, not what would protect the U.
Clinton lost the codes to the nuclear football but waited a couple days to tell anyone because of the embarrassment.
While we heard many stories of the president and his wife during and after his term in office, the few behind the scenes eyewitness accounts of their interaction brings levity to a read I found hard to digest through my anger. These are people who torture, and use women and children as shields. But I flew back to California, accepted the position, and was there a few short months later. Jan 10, Bonnie rated it really liked it Shelves: When TWA went down, the first response, the first, initial reaction was derilictikn suspect terrorism.
There are lots of people who, you could say, subscribe to the al-Qaeda world view, and many of them are people who are living here in this country now. Aug 17, Mike Day rated it really liked it Shelves: Finally, there is something distasteful about a soldier assigned to protect the president writing if lt.col.buzs really wrote this a “tell-all” book after his assignment. It is not just al-Qaeda. Patterson a lot of credit for his lt.col.buzzz While we heard a lot of the “stories” of what went on in patterrson White House, this is the confirmation coming from one of the closest people to work in the presigious historical building.
I’m curious now to know with the present administration, who carries the football now, and how safe are we actually? Tell us about that chapter.