From an e-mail I recently received from a reader, -Jack
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of your Deckard works – the Promis novellas have been great for short-haul business flights – and went on your website last night to see if you had released the Lebanon one yet. I noticed the discussion about Eric Haney and Inside Delta Force and thought I might weigh in.
In 2007 I had the opportunity to bring Eric Haney to speak at my undergraduate campus. I was incredibly excited to bring him to campus as The Unit was one of my favorite shows, I had thoroughly enjoyed his book (although elements of it were quite disturbing) and I have always had an interest in special operations. I had the opportunity to spend several hours one-on-one with him both before and after his speaking event. If I had to describe him in one word, it would be smug. At the time I wrote to a friend saying that the Command Sergeant Major “has an ax to grind with conservatives and the US government” and “he is unapologetically left wing, believes the Iraq War absolutely heinous, and that Islam is not the problem.” Based on my, albeit limited, experiences with him, I think he is despised/discredited within the special operations community because he is viewed as a sell-out – not for trying to profit from his service through book sales, but for embracing whatever values necessary in order to be accepted at Hollywood cocktail parties.
Thanks for your service and keep up the great work with your blog and the Deckard novels. I’m looking forward to your next one!