5 Fast Facts: Black Ice

5 Fast Facts: Black Ice

September 28, 2021

Polar Security Cutter Program Scot Harvath discovers China’s plans for their first nuclear icebreaker (Russia’s fleet is already atomic-powered), as he delves in to understand what these two countries might be up to together in BLACK ICE. Lagging far behind both China and Russia in terms of Arctic presence, and hence, influence, with a woefully weak fleet of two aging...

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5 Fast Facts: NEAR DARK

5 Fast Facts: NEAR DARK

September 30, 2020

Jeger Troop A turning point in the life of Sølvi Kolstad, Scot Harvath’s ally in NEAR DARK, came when she was invited to join Norway’s all-female Special Forces pilot program that would come to be known known as Jeger Troop. Named after the Norwegian word for huntress, Jeger Troop was set up in 2014, when the war in Afghanistan created...

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5 Fast Facts: BACKLASH

5 Fast Facts: BACKLASH

September 24, 2019

Wagner Group In BACKLASH, “Wagner” refers to a former Spetsnaz commander and his namesake private military corporation employed by the Russian president to carry out a specific mission.  The Wagner Group, in real life, was formed following the collapse of the Soviet Union and its leader is said to be close to President Putin. Reports suggest that its 3,000 to...

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5 Fast Facts: The Apostle

5 Fast Facts: The Apostle

March 26, 2019

AC 130 Spectre Gunship Harvath and his team eagerly await the arrival of an AC -130 gunship in the closing scenes of THE APOSTLE.  A converted cargo plane, the heavily armed aircraft houses mounted weapons and firing ports.  Manned by a United States Air Force crew of 13, the gunships are most often used for close air support, reconnaissance, and...

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5 Fast Facts: The Last Patriot

5 Fast Facts: The Last Patriot

January 24, 2019

1785: Muslim Pirates Attack American Ships In THE LAST PATRIOT, Anthony Nichols shares with Scot Harvath and Tracy Hastings little known history dating back to the 18th century, when Thomas Jefferson was America’s Minister to France and Muslim pirates terrorized the Mediterranean Sea. In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured two American ships, Maria and Dauphin, off the Barbary Coast,...

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