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Clear and Present Danger Chapter Summary & Analysis - Prologue:Situation Summary

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Prologue:Situation Summary

In the Oval office, the President discusses an operation which he calls SHOWBOAT with his National Security Advisor, Vice Admiral James Cutter. He recalls that he made an election promise to do something about the drug problem but that nothing has been achieved. Cutter reminds him that threats to national security cannot be handled by police agencies, either national security has been threatened, or it has not. The President gives Cutter the okay to proceed but re-iterates that there must be results.

On the Caribbean coast the owner of the Empire Builder inspects some new crew members coming on board. By nine o'clock in the morning the multi-million dollar yacht has slipped its moorings and headed out to sea.

It is dawn and the Blackhawk helicopter is making a covert insertion. The team leader is sergeant Chavez and it will be his last mission. The...

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