A diplomat during the Reagan years, and a lawyer with global clients for over 20 years, Lloyd Richardson brings three decades of experience in international affairs to his writing on American intelligence. He is fluent in Chinese and has held diplomatic posts abroad and at the State Department, where his last assignment was as staff assistant to the Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. He has previously written on America’s foreign policy towards Asia for a publication of the Hoover Institution.
Mr. Richardson has served as an advisor to the US Government with respect to infrastructure development in emerging markets countries. He has traveled through much of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa in that capacity, and spent a year in Nairobi as resident advisor to the Kenyan Government. Mr. Richardson practiced law in the DC area for many years, advising clients on infrastructure projects and corporate matters. Most recently, Mr. Richardson has served as counsel to CASA-1000, an energy project linking Central and South Asia. He was named to “Best Lawyers in America” for nearly a decade. Mr. Richardson is accomplished in Alternative Dispute Resolution and holds degrees from Brown, Princeton, and Columbia.
In the Foreign Service, Mr. Richardson frequently observed that friends believed he was working for the CIA, and denial only increased their suspicions. He decided then to write about the often-unappreciated role of intelligence professionals in the foreign policy in the United States. While the general population has gained some appreciation of these individuals and their sacrifices since the travesty of 9/11, there are still too many in America—especially those cozy with the Left—who believe that America’s security can be maintained through a formidable brand of wishful thinking. One can only hope another 9/11 will not be necessary to tamp these ill-considered ideas back into the morass whence they came. In the meantime, every sentient American should be concerned about Islam and what it represents in the world today. This is not a new problem, proving once again that “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it,” as Edmund Burke reminded us over 200 years ago.
Mr. Richardson lives with his loving wife and two exceptionally devoted Manx cats in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he moved for de-tox after 20 years spent sucking the hot air in Washington, DC.
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The Golden Arrow
by Lloyd Richardson
U.S. intelligence agent Adam Chin and his soul mate and Indian operative Colonel Supriya Lal have been unstoppable—at least until now. With Iran’s mullahs threatening nuclear war on Israel, the U.S. President is vacillating. Chin and Lal must travel across the world to try to stop Iran’s missile launch and save Israel from nuclear holocaust.
by Lloyd Richardson
In the wake of Pakistan’s acquisition of new long-range missile technology from North Korea (via an Islamist Iran), China invades Pakistan, deciding Pakistan now represents a nuclear threat to Beijing. US secret agent Adam Chin and Indian intelligence agent Col. Supriya Lal join forces to roll back the Chinese threat and prevent a regional war.
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