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Brad Taylor served for more than twenty-one years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2010 as a Special Forces Lieutenant colonel. During that time he held numerous infantry and special operations positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operations Detachment—Delta, popularly known as the Delta Force, where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron.

He has conducted operations in support of U.S. national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations. His final military post was as Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel. He holds a master's of science in defense analysis with a concentration in irregular warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

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Brad Taylor I would like to release them as a collection, and will talk to my publisher about doing so once I get to about 120K words. Can't say what will happen,…moreI would like to release them as a collection, and will talk to my publisher about doing so once I get to about 120K words. Can't say what will happen, but I'd like a physical book out of it.(less)
Brad Taylor Each book has been a little different as to how much of the story was in my head before I started writing, but it's never the entire thing. Usually, I…moreEach book has been a little different as to how much of the story was in my head before I started writing, but it's never the entire thing. Usually, I have the "threat", and I have the "threatened" in my head, and work from there. I don't outline per se, with the whole book sketched out prior to starting to write, but I do develop what I call a framework, which is the major arc of the story. From there, I start writing and the story takes me where it wants to go.(less)
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I purposely don’t get into political debates on this forum, but I’ve grown a little weary of the current debate surrounding waterboarding and torture, as if the entire discussion was a referendum on who’s going to be “tougher” on terrorism. Today, the director of the CIA said he’d never allow his men to waterboard. From that came a bunch of talking heads opining about his comments – none of who...

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“When she had asked him how he was able to kill two men with his bare hands, he had gone into asshole mode, telling her not to look a gift horse in the mouth.”
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“In my mind, the world is split neatly into two groups: meat-eaters and plant-eaters. Nothing is wrong with either one. Both are necessary. One contributes much, much more to society than the other. The other is necessary to protect the contribution. I’m a meat-eater. My existence allows the plant-eater to contribute. Some plant-eaters, living in a so-called civilized world, call me evil, but at the end of the day, when the bad man comes and the plant-eater’s praying for a miracle, I’m what shows up.”
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message 4: by Brad (last edited Dec 14, 2014 10:35AM)

Brad Taylor John wrote: "Thanks for the add and Dewey kicks ass! Won your book, No Fortunate Son, through this site. Merry X-mas and peace to you and your family."

Uhhh...It's Pike...Pike Logan. Dewey's my friend Ben Coes. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!


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John Thanks for the add and Dewey kicks ass! Won your book, No Fortunate Son, through this site. Merry X-mas and peace to you and your family.


Samuel Can't wait for The Polaris Protocol, the "epic threat" of the story looks highly unique and asymmetric.


Bernard Cenney A fantastic writer! Inspired, accurate, engrossing, clever, and fun!One Rough Man


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