Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Veteran’s Day

This Veteran's Day I'm reminded of so much. My father, Major General Bob Patterson, served for 33 years, flew in combat in Vietnam and was the first commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command. The guys doing the...
As many of you know, I was President Bill Clinton's Air Force Military Aide and "nuclear football" carrier from 1996 to 1998. After that assignment, I asked to be reassigned to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado...

Tea Party Convention in SC

It's my honor and privilege to announce that I will be speaking and signing books at the 6th Anniversary South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, this January 20th-22nd. The theme is President Donald J. Trump's...

“Twenty Years Ago Today”

Twenty years ago today, I was the Military Aide to President Bill Clinton and the first person on his calendar that morning. At 7:00 AM, I arrived in the Oval Office to brief him on America’s nuclear arsenal and...

Remembering 9/11

Lest we forget, 16 years ago today we went to war. A long war, an ideological and religious war, and a generational war. From my book “Reckless Disregard." I am an Air Force officer, a former White House military aide...

The Measure of a Nation

I’ve often wondered why great civilizations fail. I’ve walked through the ruins in ancient Rome, Athens and Cairo reflecting on what one was. An I’ve always left wondering, “What in the hell happened?” Now, I understand. I’m watching it happen...
The same leftist culture that created rabid feminism is now condoning victim worship of all females who claim sexual harassment and assault – even before the facts are out. It’s apparent the left is confused, and really doesn’t stand...
Nuclear brinkmanship with North Korea is real and has become a primary, if not foremost, security threat for the US. The roots of this crisis are found in the diplomatic and security fecklessness of the Clinton administration. The administration...

Silence is Golden

Oh, and another thought about Niger, and our operation. In my 20 years in the USAF I worked closely with all sorts of countries/forces/agencies, etc. In all, I operated in 69 countries. I don't recall any congressmen or Senators...