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The Serpent's
Sting

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WE ARE AT WAR
WE ARE LOSING

proclaims former Pentagon arms salesman Colonel Donn de Grand Pre.

His thesis in Barbarians Inside the Gates is the wars we engaged in for whatever reasons since the end of World War II have not only been unconstitutionally waged, but have caused a net loss in political power.

Each war was waged to divert our attention away from the true enemy within, and toward a contrived enemy outside our borders.

He quotes a leading defense analyst that these wars are "an experiment to show we can do something in concert with the United Nations in an area where we have no vital interest." It is moving the people toward acceptance of the use of American Armed Forces as surrogates under UN command.

Who is waging war?

Led by unindicted criminal statesmen with a fanatical will to power, and wedded to international financial oligarchs with absolutely no scruples, these modern day barbarians have seized the critical levers of power. They are now straining for the ultimate brass ring --a one world government of absolute despotism under their domain.

Can we stop them?

Colonel Donn de Grand Pre in this no punches pulled volume defines the enemy and his tactics in detail; then he explains what we must do to defeat the enemy and restore our republic under the Constitution.


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Donn de Grand Pre

"If you had been a Middle Eastern ruler in the 1970s in search of American weapons systems, you would have called Donn de Grand Pre, Pentagon arms peddler. These days the former arms salesman farms in Virginia and says weapons proliferation is out of control."
--The Washington Post Magazine (30 Sept 1979)

It had been a long and winding road that led Donn de Grand Pre from the jungles of Burma and China in 1944-45 where he served as an 18 year old radio operator with the 236th Combat Engineers, to his position as the Pentagon's point man for military sales to the Middle East.

Commissioned in 1950, he served as an infantry troop leader and paratrooper, as well as a combat troop commander and intelligence officer with the 27th Infantry "Wolfhound" Regiment in Korea. He was decorated for valor in combat and seriously wounded in 1953. While recuperating, he graduated cum laud from Dickinson State University (ND), with a degree in political science in 1956. He returned to active duty as the deputy chief of the International Division, Office of the Chief of Research and Development. He also served as Commander of Special Troops for the US Army Reserves.

Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamera appointed Colonel Donn de Grand Pre Director Ground Weapons Systems in a newly created office of International Logistics Negotiations in 1967. He and his colleagues were given the mission to negotiate sales contracts with heads of foreign nations for military equipment and weapons systems. They became the world's most successful arms salesmen, with sales totaling nearly 100 billion dollars over a ten-year period.

 

The Serpent's
Sting

Cover Front/Back Flap Quote/In Memoriam Table of Contents
Foreword Prologue Open Letter Back to Catalog