By Jeff Huber
Within the depraved satirical culture of Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut, the adventures of 2 naval males stick with the United States s upward thrust to worldwide dominance as its army burns off extra testosterone, connives to justify its bloated finances, and prepares for the last word problem the struggle on Evil. pals Jack Hogan and Buzz Rucci joined the U.S. military to guard their nation, yet they quickly locate themselves serving in a time "play" conflict. Jack's upward push within the military is in the beginning quick as he dazzles the full military together with his exceptional technique within the nice gigantic Backfire Raid opposed to the Russians, and single-handedly saves the fleet within the nearly nice substantial teach spoil. yet his brilliance and competence foster resentment, and his naval occupation is quickly within the doldrums. Buzz is not any fit for Jack s mind, yet he performs the sport and is familiar with the folly of embarrassing his superiors. necessarily Jack alienates one too the various tub admirals, his occupation takes a dive, and his moment marriage is going right into a skid. uninterested he's taking early retirement on the rank of commander, and in a last irony, watches newly put in Admiral Rucci sail into the sundown answerable for his personal fleet. An insider's eye for element and authenticity can provide a scathingly humorous indictment of incompetence on the optimum ranks of the military.
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36 n J E F F H U B E R O O O O O Needless to say, the old Vietnam A-7 pilot’s eyes were the sharpest navigation tools on the bridge. Zach’s highly developed sense of space, time, and distance was far superior to anything lesser beings could calculate with radars and maneuvering boards. And an A-7 Corsair pilot’s eye was a damn sight better than an EA-6 Prowler pilot’s eye. Just ask the gator. “Yeah,” Navigation Man said, after Zach had left the bridge for the night, and everybody gathered around to hear another sea story.
Jack told Admiral Felon what he’d told Zach and the gator. Admiral Felon howled and hung up. Zach and the gator burst onto the bridge in bathrobes and slippers. Zach looked at Jack with bloodshot eyes. ” Jack walked across the bridge with Zach and the gator, surveying the scattered battle group: white stern lights, white masthead lights, green starboard running lights, red port running lights—running all over the goddamn ocean like hook-and-ladder trucks in a Chinese fire drill. Zach Taylor shook his head.
What paperwork my chief can’t do, I take up to Jackie’s office while he’s on watch and stick it in his inbox. He’s always got so much paperwork to do he never notices the difference. ” Gary smirked. ” Buzz frowned. ” “Not this one. I just know Jackie doesn’t do anything half-assed. ” “It is,” Buzz said. ” “Thanks, Gary. ” Buzz dug into his blueberry pie, and took a sip of his powdered milk. “Too bad about Jackie’s grandma. But he’s a big strong boy. He’ll manage. ” Gary almost said something about Jack’s wife Liz, but didn’t.