Clear and Present Danger - Chapter 26, Instruments of State Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26, Instruments of State Summary

The National Security Advisor goes to CIA headquarters and tells Deputy Director Operations, Ritter, that he has met with Cortez; the operation is falling apart and that he, Cutter, is ordering him to shut down everything and destroy all files except for CAPER, which they should keep and restore to a normal. He then asks Ritter for the operations map for SHOWBOAT saying that he will make his own arrangements for the extraction of the ground troops. After a heated shouting match, Ritter caves in and follows his orders. Either that or he will face Congress, the courts and prison.

Clark and Larson are back in Colombia when he gets a coded message telling him that SHOWBOAT is being shut down. He and Larson go to the communications shack, and Clark intimidates the senior communicator into giving...

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