In Code Name Butterfly we deal with sniping, something which is often in the media these days. There is, however, a bizarre misconception in the US and other places that police snipers are less trained, less deadly and shoot at much shorter distances. That may be true with US Sheriff Departments where SWAT is seen as the ultimate but down here we don’t rate US Police SWAT highly. To be clear, not one US-based SWAT Team is rated by us as true Special Forces, they are seen as low percentage units and barely able to deal with violent criminals. In this country, South Africa, and many others, the snipers are all true Special Forces rated. They made a Selection that is rated above that of the US Navy SEALs and the Green Berets as well as the British Special Air Service in failure rates (never less than 90% failure – in 40 years, 481 men made Special Forces out of 100,000 that tried). You may take for granted, the snipers here will be every bit as good as those from the better-known units which is the whole point of the GMJ Series, I am striving to educate in what is not generally known. To make readers understand that we must get away from the “OMG it is Patton or Montgomery Syndrome” and realise that your enemy must be respected. Overconfidence is a killer of the innocent in war. In this book, I am explaining to you how counter snipers are used protecting a president. I am also revealing a method utterly unique to South African Special Forces, to backtrack a laser range finder by using maths and computers and doing so in seconds, thereby giving the counter snipers a fair chance of obtaining a first kill and destroying the threat. No other Special Forces Unit in the world has this capability. We likewise look at the technical details in shooting at long ranges, introducing you to the Truvelo Armouries sniper rifles, rated above what NATO has in stock and yet not well-known. Lastly, we explain why the US Secret Service’s counter-attack method known as “Rush” or “Close with and Destroy” will not work in this theatre. They will die if they try that against anyone but a lone wolf idiot. Code Name Butterfly is for those loving shooting and wishing to learn more, the GMJ sniper book for every shooter.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team intercepted a death threat against the South African President. He is to be shot dead by an enemy Special Forces sniper team during a forthcoming conference in Cape Town. As the local head of counter-terrorism, she must counter the assassination attempt, saving the President if possible, since he is not about to cancel conferences because of a threat, even if a serious one. She turns to her ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his best friend, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, for assistance. They soon realise that the real target may well be Angelique Dawson herself. They suspect that the satellite intercept may be part of a larger deception scheme to get her at a certain place at a certain time, a classic ambush scenario. Yet, Angelique is not going to walk away from a challenge but face it and the enemy snipers head on. She has her own ideas on what to do, wanting to prove her point that she can outshoot and outwit any man. Thus, the counter-sniper teams surround her, watching and waiting for her to be pinged by an enemy laser rangefinder. Once that happens, she has mere seconds to get to safety and or her counter-snipers to shoot first, killing their opposites before they can kill Angelique or the President or both. A highly technical story on how enemy snipers go about their business and how they are countered by the intelligence community backed up by Special Forces counter-sniper teams. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Butterfly is the twenty-third book of the popular GMJ Series.
Code Name Dawson is the last book in the “Egg Breaker War” Series. It has been a long road for Angelique Dawson, the brilliant onetime South African Secret Service Head of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Espionage. After her illegal detention in 2012 and subsequent escape and defection to France (Code Name VFO565), she came back to deal with unfinished business, the “Egg Breaker War” that kicked off with a surprise attack on the households of narrator in the GMJ Books, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his best friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, both her star agents in the past (Code Name Pour Angelique). Angelique is now married to her soul, Foxtrot, the current Egg Breaker ground commander and former Police Special Forces Company Commander. She is also expecting their twins, Lise and Odette whilst acting as the Egg Breaker commander, fighting her former colleagues to a standstill until they ask for negotiations to end the war. A process that is fraught with danger since they cannot be trusted to act honourably, and she is recovering from her wounds received during Code Name Lise where she got shot. With help from MI6 and the other Egg Breakers, loyal towards their first commander, Angelique Dawson, they) caused much damage and loss of life in a thoroughly dirty war with no quarter asked nor given (Code Name Phoenix, Code Name Lise).
When peace is negotiated, it is not the same as surrendering. That part is easy, you give up and ask for mercy and may even get it if not surrendering to the Russians, Chinese, Japanese and Third World Forces – they have their own ideas on the Genève Conventions on War. Mind, you would be misguided to consider a developing country like South Africa a “Third World.” If there is one lesson in the GMJ Series which readers keep on coming back to me with letters, thank you, it is that they were never aware of what they are facing down south. But we knew, we knew exactly what we were facing. Angelique was a member of the South African Secret Service (and its predecessor) for 28 years, 14 years of which as a senior officer, and well aware of what shenanigans they are up to. Foxtrot does not wish to negotiate anything, his mantra is to always attack first. He heard that a special team was formed to kill Angelique Dawson-Foxtrot. As expected by now, between Geelslang and himself, they go on the hunt. In the background, Angelique is not waiting either, she heads south with her French security team to negotiate the peace deal, heading towards betrayal. Yet, the issue must be forced, it will be either peace or war or a truce.
Description: Former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, now the Egg Breaker Ground Commander, is operating clandestinely inside South Africa. He is after a medical doctor that is helping Al-Qaeda operatives. Whilst there, he is warned by his wife, former South African Secret Service Head of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Espionage, Angelique Dawson, now the Egg Breaker Commander, that a new enemy is on the prowl. An ex-French Special Forces member was recruited to train a special hunting group to kill them. As expected, Foxtrot strikes first, going after the assassin. Angelique, in the meantime, her wounded arm healing and promoted to Major General rank by the French, is also inside South Africa, a place she should not be, to conduct truce negotiations between the groups. She is betrayed and attacked. Foxtrot himself, with his men including legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, is trapped in a farmhouse by an attack helicopter, a Denel Rooivalk. They are fighting for survival against all the odds against the best in the business and must either escape or shoot the attack beast down, no easy task. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Dawson is the fifth book in the popular GMJ Series.
In this book we look at the history of the South African Nuclear Weapons Program, long denied but always winked about, an open secret to many although the details were always vague with much rumours of Israeli assistance in designing the bombs. In fact, the Israeli input was negligible, and the South African nuclear weapons worked in an entirely unique way, yielding about what the Hiroshima bomb did and considered “sufficient” as a deterrent against a Soviet Union originated and supported conventional attack. This attack almost came to be in 1988 – 1989 via Angola into what was then South West Africa and today Namibia. Masses of conventional forces were gathered, and plans were made – in history the same as the attack on South Vietnam by North Vietnamese Forces the decade before. History always repeats. A brilliant South African “Maskirovka” from the Chief of Staff in Pretoria stopped the planned invasion as well as the very public mobilising orders for 400,000 men from the Army Reserves. South Africa also had the means to deliver nuclear bombs accurately, all discussed in this book and may have done so, we don’t know. It is one of the big “ifs” in history. As said, the invasion never took place and in no small way due to the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale of which we often write in GMJ Books, the largest tank battle in Africa since the Second World War and one which South African Forces won hands down.
However, it is beyond maddening to the author that no Western “Expert” today knows that South Africa once produced working nuclear weapons back in 1978. They just don’t know, or they forgot history, or they are incompetent. Briefly, after Apartheid ended and Mr Mandela released from jail to become the new democratically elected president, just before he took office, the atomic devices were handed over to the US Government for dismantling. That act was thus far the only time in the world where a country willingly got rid of its nuclear arsenal. Everyone applauded. Yet, the means to manufacture such weapons did not disappear with the weapons, something no one in the West realises. If a place like Iran wants a nuclear weapon, they merely need to ask the South Africans that have the know-how and proven capability to produce them in record time. It is old technology. We deal with nuclear weapons in Code Name Angel and the risk of such weapons in the hands of terrorists being used against the West. You should not doubt that terrorists will use nuclear devices if they have them - they stated their intentions to do so many times in the past. The normal rules of MAD, retaliation, do not apply to them. There is no reason to doubt that they not will flatten a Western city if the opportunity exists and such opportunities can be created easily enough as explained in this book.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team must recover lost or roguery manufactured South African nukes on their way to Iran or Al-Qaeda or both for all we know. The warheads are escorted by Zimbabwean Intelligence operatives in cahoots with Iranian Intelligence. This was one of the first major Egg Breaker operations that never made the newspapers and took place mostly in southern Mozambique, the chosen exfiltration point for the weapons. Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, under command of his handler, Angelique Dawson, later his wife and soul, tracks the weapons down in a combined operation with Mossad Agents but that is but the first step. Disarming the devices is another story as Angelique insists doing so herself, and the Zimbabweans are also around to prevent the bombs being intercepted in the first place. A clash between the two groups is unavoidable. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Angel is the 7th book of the popular GMJ Series.
Code Name Blue Tang is a startling book according to many including myself that could not believe what my research told me. For instance, the buzz words for the F-22 / F35 Programs is “BVR” or “Beyond Visual Range Missile Technology” - a dead-end street but one that is promoted by every “expert” you know about. We looked at history, BVR was used in war, in Africa of all places and discussed it, BVR is not rated as worth much but you can read why yourself. What shocked me more was that NATO never had air superiority in the 1980s because of stolen South African technology, the Kukri Helmet Aiming System, a system that introduced the look down / shoot down concept to air warfare. Without air superiority, you will lose any war, it is that simple and that crucial and NATO never had it although we certainly believed the myth. I had to wonder about the lies I once believed regarding the superiority of NATO weapon systems. What came out changed the way that many thought, me also, and directly lead to a later book, American Military Might – Debunked, where the QME or Qualitative Military Edge Doctrine so beloved by NATO is debunked as a myth. But even that was not the worse, I then realised that the intelligence intercepted and gathered at South African Missile Testing Ranges used by NATO Air Forces, are spread around the BRICS Nations including Russia and China. Then we discovered that the SAAF perfected a technique in using high flying stealthy drones in conjunction with multi role fighters as AEW (Air Early Warning). It is unashamedly a technical book. We look at the airborne gunnery systems, the 20mm caliber of the F-18 Super Hornet against the JAS 39 Gripen 27mm Mauser as well as John Boyd and Thomas Christie’s Energy-Manoeuvrability Theory (E-M Theory) of aerial combat. We saw how the F-16 and F-18 came to being against all what the Pentagon wanted and thank God for that. All wars start with air superiority, that starts here with SAAF Gripen JAS 39s taking on the US Navy’s F-18 Super Hornets. Who will win such a dogfight? We know the answer because of what happened at the Overberg Missile Testing Range in 2009. I realised once again that we should not underestimate what we don’t know. Lao Tzu, the Art of War, said: “There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” It is as true today as it was when first written. South Africa is not a normal “African” country and currently leading the world with SRAAM technology in the Denel Dynamics V3E Agile Darter. A missile that is sold to your enemies if you are American. It is by any account the best SRAAM in the world, better than anything that the US or NATO can produce and the use of it described in Code Name Blue Tang.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson, invites her bodyguard and later husband and soul, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, a former Special Forces Company Commander, to accompany her on a flying holiday but all is not as it seems. As she is flying down south towards Cape Town her aircraft malfunctions and she has to conduct an emergency landing. An attempted assassination? Most probably, peace is not her occupation and she is playing high stakes games. She is soon involved setting up a dogfight between Spanish Air Force F-18 Hornets and the new South African Air Force SAAB JAS 39 Gripen multi role fighter jets to test the Denel V3E Agile Darter short-range air-to-air missile (SRAAM). Mossad, the Israeli Agency, appear on the scene as well as MI6 in the form of Sir John McElroy, Foxtrot’s sworn enemy. All are interested in the dogfight for their own reasons and someone is trying to murder Angelique Dawson. We also discuss the history of the SAAF Mirage F1 in Angola. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. This is Book 15 of the popular GMJ Series.
George M James is a pseudo name for the author and used for security reasons and the safety of his family. He is an expert on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations in sub-Saharan Africa, a military historian and published author of 47 books. In the GMJ Series, you will learn about Covert Operations, Special Forces techniques, current political analyses and military history not known outside the select few. Because of the contents and startling disclosures inside GMJ Books, some authorities call them “dangerous fiction.” Yet, every GMJ Book is based on historical fact and often what is revealed in a GMJ Book is published by the mainstream media a short while later. Many of the GMJ Books are used as training material by Police Forces (SWAT) across the world. Each GMJ Book has a large element of the truth inside it, they are well researched. They are not only good reading material but also a warning against that what is not known to the public. The GMJ Books may very well change the way you look at counterterrorism and espionage for the better. George M James’s books, both under his real name and as GMJ, are widely read among military veterans of many nations, most find them very agreeable to their conservative views.