What Did You Do in the Cold War, Dad?

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What Did You Do in the Cold War, Dad?

It was pretty much mandatory for me to read this book; like its author, I served honorably, if perhaps seldom inspiringly, in the Army Security Agency, albeit several years earlier, before its official absorption into INSCOM. (Amazingly, I seem to have remembered all the 05- and 98-series MOSes involved.) If at any point he should ask “Was it really always like that?” I will be able to tell him with a straight face and a lapsed security clearance, “Yes, it was.” I think I nodded my head and said “Yep” at least thirty times through the first part of the book. Parts II and III, devoted to commentary and military history, are written with the same verve and the same solid core knowledge. And since I’m still grateful I got out when I did — well, maybe I probably ought to write my own book one of these years.