I had a long and interesting talk today with James Hawes, a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam and later served in the Congo as a CIA operative.
In Africa, James Hawes engaged no less a figure than Che Guevara. James Hawes' interdiction efforts drove the infamous revolutionary out of Africa.
Mr. Hawes (seen in the above photo on the left) is the author of Cold War Navy SEAL: My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa.
My interview with James Hawes will appear in the upcoming issue of Counterterrorism magazine and my review of Cold War Navy SEAL will appear in the Washington Times.
I’ll post both pieces here when they come out.