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Ted Halstead

Biography

Ted Halstead served twenty-five years in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, most of it overseas, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service after his second tour at US Embassy Riyadh. His tours included four years at US Embassy Seoul, and two years at the East Asia Pacific Bureau in DC. He is a National War College graduate, and served for three years at a regional US military headquarters.

Books by Ted Halstead

The End of Russia’s War in Ukraine - Book cover

Three Russian agents have just learned that a thermonuclear warhead was stolen from Soviet forces in Ukraine decades ago. Their mission is to find it, since at 500 kilotons the warhead has enough power to level a major city. Even worse than that, though, is that America suspects the warhead wasn’t really stolen. Instead, the American President believes the warhead’s detonation might be a pretext to let Russia seize Ukraine.

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The End of America’s War in Afghanistan - Book cover

Pakistan tested its first nuclear weapon in 1998. The Taliban have dreamed about stealing some of those Pakistani nuclear weapons to use against American forces in Afghanistan. But how could they, when they are so heavily guarded? One Taliban leader has a plan that he began working on in 2002, the year after American forces came to Afghanistan. If it works, the Taliban will have eight nuclear weapons to help them return to power in Kabul.

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The Saudi-Iranian War - Book cover

Iran has long wanted to overthrow the Saudi monarchy, so it can control Mecca and Medina. Will three nuclear weapons and an armored invasion let them succeed? The two Russian agents introduced in The Second Korean War have orders to stop Iran’s plans, but to even partly succeed they’ll have to get the help of the General in charge of Russian forces in Syria. Convincing the General will require a persuasive, in person account by someone with direct knowledge of Iran’s nuclear program.

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The Second Korean War - Book cover

Two Russian agents discover a missing nuclear weapon was hidden in an American city by North Korea. Another nuclear weapon nears Seoul in a tunnel built by North Koreans. And North Korea's new military dictator launches an all-out invasion. Will Seoul or Pyongyang be the new capital of a united Korea?

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