ISIL isn’t all Iraq has to worry about

I was surprised to read of a disaster waiting to happen on the Tigris River in Iraq. A lethal threat sits in Iraq right now, one that could kill hundreds of thousands of civilians with little notice. The weapon briefly fell into the jihadis’ hands last summer, and still poses a destructive risk to much of the country. The 750-megawatt Mosul Dam is the country’s largest, and one of the most productive in the Middle East. But its proximity to Mosul, ISIS’s biggest Iraqi city, has caused nightmares in both Baghdad and Washington. Built during the Saddam era on a

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A happy and blessed New Year to all my readers

2015 is almost over.  I can’t say I’ll miss it.  It hasn’t been a great year for us, although we’re very thankful to have overcome health hassles and be back on track after their disruption.  2016 offers us a host of new challenges, moving to Texas during January, then settling in and writing like mad to catch up with my backlog. Thank you all for tagging along on this blog during 2015, and particularly to all of you who’ve bought and read my books.  Thank you for helping me to earn a living once more, standing on my own financial

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