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***** JOE BUFF'S "VISION 2003" BRIEFING AND UPDATE *****

October 21, 2003 Library of Congress ISSN number: 1545-7761

Copyright © 2003 by Joe Buff, All Rights Reserved.

GREETINGS, FRIENDS AND READERS! Thank you once again for your continuing support and feedback, which helps make the hard work of full-time writing be so much fun. This latest issue of my e-Newsletter will provide you with further useful websites, relevant essays, and non-fiction book recommendations -- and also exciting news about my latest novels.

Best regards and warmest wishes to one and all, Joe.

PS: Please remember to tell me if your e-mail address changes!!! (Contact info is at the very bottom of this Newsletter.)

USEFUL AND VALUABLE WEBSITES, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! --

More:

http://www.joebuff.com/newsletter/news08.htm

CRUSH DEPTH COMES OUT IN PAPERBACK ON OCTOBER 28! --

"An unforgettable action-adventure avalanche! Truly a great story."
-- Capt. David E. Meadows, USN, author of Sixth Fleet, about CRUSH DEPTH

"A yarn rather far above the standard."
--Booklist

See cover of CRUSH DEPTH paperback:

http://www.joebuff.com/books.htm

Read more about CRUSH DEPTH:

http://www.joebuff.com/book03.htm

TIDAL RIP COMES OUT IN HARDCOVER ON NOVEMBER 11! --

Praise from NY Times Bestselling Authors:

"Superbly researched and well-written, Joe Buff's novels are the creme de la creme of submarine thrillers."
--Stephen Coonts

"A creative thriller of what might come to pass. Joe Buff takes the reader through a labyrinth of action and high adventure. A rare thriller, highly entertaining."
--Clive Cussler

"TIDAL RIP delivers fascinating technical detail, white-knuckle undersea action, and a premise that's frighteningly possible. If you want a hair-raising trip to the bottom of the ocean, Joe Buff's the guy to take you there."
--Patrick Robinson

See cover of TIDAL RIP hardcover:

http://www.joebuff.com/books.htm

Read more about TIDAL RIP:

http://www.joebuff.com/book04.htm

STRAITS OF WAR WILL BE OUT IN AUTUMN, 2004 --

The fifth Commander Jeffrey Fuller adventure takes shape! Drafting is almost half finished. The plot is embargoed by my publisher for a while. But based on the reactions from my editor, my agent, and several submariners -- who critique each of my manuscripts as I write them -- I think you'll like it.

COME JOIN JOE'S "SUB PEN" VIRTUAL TALK AND CALL-IN SHOW --

The Sub Pen meets most Tuesdays, from 9pm to midnight East Coast time. The next few meetings are October 21, November 4, November 18, and December 2.

For details click on the button "Sub Pen Chat Room" on the top-left of

http://www.joebuff.com/index01.htm

New "Sub Pen" Privacy Policy: No transcripts will be kept.

AND NOW, FOR SOME OF JOE'S RECENT PROFESSIONAL NON-FICTION WORK --

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

"Sunk Sub Says Something"

In what the media have aptly described as an eerie coincidence, Russia recently lost another nuclear submarine almost exactly three years to the day after the Kursk sank with all hands -- and in nearly the very same place, off the Kola Peninsula abutting Finland and Norway. Similarities end there, however: This submarine, K-159, was decommissioned (“derelict” to laymen) since 1989, had no weapons or regular crew aboard, her twin reactors were shut down (but not defueled) in ‘89, and she was being towed to a scrap yard on four special pontoons. Tragically, nine of ten men riding the towed sub were killed when the floatation arrangement came apart in a storm; one man was rescued from the freezing, gale-tossed seas.

Read more:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay28.htm

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

"Is Paris Melting?"

No, I don't mean, is Paris burning? And I don't mean, is Paris melting in the political or military-preparedness sense, though those are certainly tempting topics for essays. I'm referring to the weather.

Weather has been an important factor in battle since time immemorial. Right now Europe is suffering a record-setting heat wave and drought, with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in many places. People and animals, farmers' crops, and electric grids feeding air conditioners -- continent wide -- are feeling the strain.

What, you may be wondering, has this got to do with Military Opinion? The answer is: Plenty.

Read More:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay25.htm

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

"Too Much Is Not Enough"

“Too much is not enough” seems to sum up well our country’s mounting tendency to over-politicize and spin-doctor almost everything. I suppose it’s to be expected, since a presidential election is coming in November 2004. But it’s essential that home-front “ground truth” not be obscured by vision that’s only focused on what fits a specific agenda. I can’t claim that any party is fully blameless for our country’s perceived or real ills on our own soil or for difficulties abroad; both Republicans and Democrats have made some mistakes for decades, and had their triumphs. What I will do is address three recent, familiar instances in which George W. Bush has been criticized -- but criticized to a level of extremes which might hurt everybody.

Read more:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay27.htm

JOE BUFF'S READERMAIL PRIVACY POLICY --

I consider all your messages to me to be personal.

I promise to respond to each of them individually.

No readermails will be published in my Newsletter or posted to my website.

JOE BUFF'S NON-FICTION "BOOK PICKS" --
(Great ones I've read myself lately, that influenced my thinking):

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http://www.joebuff.com/newsletter/news09.htm

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Ahead flank, aye! ...Joe.

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Joe Buff's books (with review excerpts):
TIDAL RIP --"White-knuckle, hair raising"
CRUSH DEPTH --"Far above the standard"
THUNDER IN THE DEEP --"Out-Clancys Clancy"
DEEP SOUND CHANNEL --"Superb"
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