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Craig Roberts

"Been there, done that!"

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia" (1891)


Lt. Col.Craig Roberts,  USA, Ret.


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Now in Bookstores: "Crosshairs on the Kill Zone: American Combat Snipers from Vietnam to Iraq"


Author, Investigative Journalist and Publisher


"Everyone has a passion. Mine is finding the truth."

Books by Craig Roberts

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Vietnam: Time In Country


Helicopter and Airplane Pilot

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Career Police Officer




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                              Scuba Diver

          Lt. Col.USA (Ret.)

A Military Career from a Military Family                 


                                        The Skunk Works



     HAM Radio Operator KD5JQH



In Memoriam: Captain Brian E. Wheeler



The Dinghy Project



Cedar Creek Firearms Training Academy


Craig Roberts' Resume

The Baker Street Irregulars

Crimes, Coverups, and Conspiracies

Fighting Cancer?

This is how I beat Cancer!


Ebook Section

Now Available On-line:

JFK: The Dead Witnesses, The Medusa File: Crimes and Coverups of the U.S. Government, Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza, Police Sniper, Hellhound, and The Dragunov Solution are now all available at Amazon.com in both hard trade paperback form and Kindle! (Also available at Amazon.com is Chef Bill's Old Country Recipes).


The ebooks  that are available are:





JFK: The Dead Witnesses  


The Medusa File: Crimes and Coverups of the US Government



Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza

Police Sniper

This book is now available in trade paperback and ebook form! When a desperate criminal takes innocent hostages, police SWAT teams must walk a tightrope of stress. Patience, negotiations, and prayer often fail in the face of an irrational killer--that's when the deadly cool of the police sniper must put an end to the terror. But the sniper gets just one chance--one squeeze of the trigger--and a miss can be more fatal than a direct hit, costing innocent lives. American's elite corps of police sharpshooters has kept closed ranks until now. Police Sniper captures the tension of duty on the front lnes of today's urban hostage crises. With gripping firsthand accounts of actual hostage sieges, Police Sniper takes us to the charged scenes of police stakeouts. With the snipers, we squint through rifle scopes directly into th ee yes of frantic captors...feel the wrenching terror of their victims...and witness the combination of steel nerves, razor-sharp focus, and pure adrenaline police snipers summon to carry out their missions. Police Sniper resonates with the peril of today's headlines.

"In this book are the stories of men who have spent nerve-wracking hours on blistering hot rooftops and in dark freezing rooms...For when the clock begins ticking down to the point where an innocent life may be lost, the single well-aimed shot of the police sniper becomes the shot that saves lives." GySgt Carlos Hathcock II, USMC, Ret. 

Doorway to Hell: Disaster in Somalia 

Spring 1993: Most of Somalia--outside of Mogadishu, was secured. Then something went drastically wrong...The mission was to feed the hungry, cure the sick, and bring peace to a country in anarchy. No formal government or organized infrastructure existed in this fourth world country governed by war lords and their armed bands of "gunmen." Operations "Restore Hope" and "Continue Hope" were planned and implemented to bring order to chaos. Unfortunately, what should have been a victory for the United Nations deteriorated into a humiliating defeat of massive proportions. Why did an American administration--and Congress--allow under-armed U.S. forces to be committed to an open-ended mission of "nation building" under the direction of the U.N. which was an entirely different mission than that of saving starving people? Available from Pen & Sword and Frontline Books at any book retailer.


Novels by Craig Roberts (Fiction)



The Dragunov Solution, a ripping tale of sniper-verses-sniper in the hell that was Vietnam in 1968 (Fiction). This was Craig Roberts' first novel and draws heavily on his experiences as a Marine in Vietnam. 

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The Hind Heist, A fast-paced and gripping thriller that takes place in the 1980s. A group of colorful characters are drawn to an ad in a mercenary magazine that offers a million dollars to anyone who can steal or produce a Russian Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter gunship to the magazine's owner. The group, consisting of a soon-to-retire police helicopter pilot, a former Vietnam Green Beret, a Spanish-speaking school teacher, and a washed up helicopter mechanic, discover that there are 34 Hind's, all within reach, only a few hours flying time from Los Angeles: in Nicaragua! All they had to do was get to Guatemala, cross the border after a jungle trek through hostile terrain, get into a heavily guarded air base, get into a Hind and get it started, then escape and evade pursuit long enough to cross the border back into Guatemala--or somewhere.  Could they do it? 

WMD: Attacks on America!

By Major Frank Stolz, Jr. USMC (Ret.)

After the Anthrax scare in Washington, DC, and the deaths of the Twin Towers victims on 9/11/01, Major Frank Stolz decided to check our government’s plans and advice to civilians dealing with future incidents of this nature. As he scanned the U. S. Government websites, he was astounded to discover the information provided on WMD subjects was addressed only to first responders and our military, and even that information was woefully lacking in specifics.

Since most people are neither medically nor militarily trained, his objective was to provide a WMD document with information and advice for my family and the general public. After 18 months of research he enlisted the assistance of a good friend, CWO-4 Jim Mulloy, a highly decorated and knowledgeable Marine, and together they produced the non-fiction portion of this book.

The original WMD document then became the inspiration for the dramatic fictional adventure,  WMD Attacks on America!, now the first part of the book. In fact, since the book was finished some of the events and national terrorist alliances depicted have already occurred. We cannot be prepared if we continue to ignore all that is going on in today’s world. To order, see Major Stolz's website at www.wmdterror.com


We Are Surrounded (or How Well do you Speak Chinese?)(Powerpoint)

Bring Out Your Dead: Media Mind Control and the War in Iraq

Fact, Fantasy and Film at Eleven (CBS News Twists the Truth--1965)

Craig's comments on John Kerry's Silver Star. A MUST READ!

This is the letter you will receive when the government wants your guns!

You Have Papers? Air Travel Today and the TSA

The Airport Nazis Strike Again!

History of Liberals and Conservatives (a great article)

Roberts' Marine Corps 227th Birthday Ball Speech, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nov 9, 2002

A Marine As Seen By...

Bombing Japan: How Many Lives Did the A-Bomb Save?

Vietnam and the American Fighting Man Written by: Mike RICE RM

How the Hippies Won the Vietnam War (Let the music load!)

Other Articles by Craig Roberts at Newswithviews.com



A Storm at Avalon, Catalina Island



The Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Report by Craig Roberts

Letter to Oklahoma City Police Chief regarding the Strange Death of Sgt. Terrance Yeakey

Defense Motion Filed by Nichols Lawyers

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"Crosshairs on the Kill Zone" is now available in bookstores!


From the authors of "One Shot--One Kill" comes a new generation of true tales from some of the most expert and deadly marksmen in the world. The military sniper has evolved into one of the most dangerous and highly-skilled warrior professions. They suffer through weather, terrain, and enemy action, lay unmoving for days on end, and take out their targets with unerring accuracy--proving that the deadliest weapon in any battle, anywhere in the world, is a single well-aimed shot. From the jungles of Vietnam to the unforgiving deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, one breed of soldier has achieved legendary status in the arena of combat--the sniper. Their only mission: wait, watch, and when the target is in sight, put the crosshairs on the kill zone. (With Charles W. Sasser)

(Not available through Consolidated Press. Check your local bookstore. If they do not have it in stock they can order it for you)



Hard Copy Books


Here's the book the Government didn't want you to read!!

                                  NOW BACK IN PRINT...ORDER IT FROM AMAZON.COM
      In order for this book to be published, Craig was forced to organize his own  publishing company:
"Consolidated Press .International"
"The Medusa File" truly deserves the instructions:

"Burn before Reading"

Click here for a sample chapter: TWA 800

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        Doorway to Hell: Disaster in Somalia

By Brigadier General Ed Wheeler  (USA Ret.)

and Lt. Col. Craig Roberts (USAR Ret.)

Spring 1993: Most of Somalia--outside of Mogadishu, was secured. Then something went drastically wrong...

The mission was to feed the hungry, cure the sick, and bring peace to a country in anarchy. No formal government or organized infrastructure existed in this fourth world country governed by war lords and their armed bands of "gunmen." Operations "Restore Hope" and "Continue Hope" were planned and implemented to bring order to chaos. Unfortunately, what should have been a victory for the United Nations deteriorated into a humiliating defeat of massive proportions.

Why did an American administration--and Congress--allow under-armed U.S. forces to be committed to an open-ended mission of "nation building" under the direction of the U.N. which was an entirely different mission than that of saving starving people?

Book review from Barnes & Noble:

Henry Stehle (fiddlersgreen6@earthlink.net), retired military and educator., 11/08/2004 Customer Rating for this product is 5 out of 5

This isn't a book for the weak ....
Doorway To Hell is a summary of the complete history of what happened in Somalia from 1992-1994. From burying 30,000 bodies in Baidoa to discovering the torture chambers north of Kismayu, the authors take the reader through a nightmare of deprivation, starvation, political miscalculations, warfare and human compassion. Two Medals of Honor, a raft of silver stars and purple hearts, and yet there is not yet a campaign ribbon on any of the service flags because Somalia became a political embarrassment for the Clinton administration. This is not a book for the thin skinned and easily offended. Read it and weep ... for those who served there.



Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza

Throw away the "Warren Report" and all of your earlier conspiracy theories. Here's a new look at the Kennedy Assassination from the perspective of a professional. If you were given the assignment to set up a "kill", how would you have done it? What would you have selected for a weapon? How would you have planned your withdrawal? If it really was a conspiracy, would you have selected a man who had a problem just making a qualifing score on the rifle range?... using a weapon more suitable to making loud noises than being used as a precision instrument? If it was a conspiracy, ask yourself who would have benefited... and why! For you conspiracy buffs, the second half of the book is worth the price by itself. Maybe nothing has been hidden from the American People... Maybe, just maybe, they didn't know what to look for! I won't spoil the book for you, read it for yourself... and shudder...

Book review from Amazon.com:


Simply Outstanding!, February 25, 2002

Reviewer: Michael Tozer (Bloomingdale, IL United States)
Like the author, I am former military man who sensed something very ominous on my first visit to Dealey Plaza in Dallas. It felt to me like an ambush site. Indeed, this is exactly what is was, as vividly depicted in Craig Roberts' excellent book.

If you want to understand what really happened on this blackest day of American history, you simply must read this book. The chances are it will go quickly for you. I ordered the book and found it on my door step on a Saturday evening. The following morning at 1:30am, I turned the final page of the narrative with the assurance that I finally understood what really happened on November 22, 1963 and, most importantly, why.

In particular, I was intrigued that the author was led to investigate the facts through his warrior instincts and that his investigation led far beyond the scope of what he originally thought to be an unsolved murder. The trail of this investigation leads beyond the Mafia, the CIA, the FBI, the US military, and all of the usual suspects right up to the small group of extraordinarily powerful men who truly control this world.

To Craig Roberts, Bravo Zulu! The good news is that, in the end, despite the sinister plotting of the terrible forces uncovered in this outstanding work, the good good guys will win and win huge!



JFK: The Dead Witnesses

Here's a book that tells, as Paul Harvey would say, "the rest of the story!" After you've read "Kill Zone", you owe it to yourself to read "JFK, the Dead Witnesses". A mathematician was hired by The London Sunday Times in February 1967 to conduct a statistical profile on the probability of 18 witnesses connected to the JFK Assassination, having died in so short a period of time. He concluded that the probability was one hundred thousand trillion to one! As of January 1995 the list has grown to over 115... Even taking into account that some of the deaths would have occurred from natural causes, the circumstances surrounding the deaths of many of these people give you pause to consider the alternative. Follow the trail of dead bodies from the most obvious, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby, to several that stand the hair up on the back of your neck. Consider the death of Army Capt. Michael D. Groves who was in charge of the Honor Guard for the Kennedy's funeral. He died on 3 December 1963 one week later while sitting at the supper table... by simply falling over in his plate. The honor guard had been practicing for a presidential funeral 3 days prior to the assassination! This book is a wealth of information for JFK conspiracy researchers. It takes each witness individually (in chronological order of their death), and points out their relevance to the happenings of 22 November 1963 and the aftermath. Read about such notable personalities as syndicated columnist Dorothy Kilgallen who had interviewed Jack Ruby privately and was supposedly going to "blow the case wide open"... died of a drug and alcohol overdose within hours of submitting her last column. Her personal friend, confidant and supposed recipient of Kilgallen's notes, Mrs. Earl Smith died of a cerebral hemorrhage three days after Dorothy's death... at the advanced age of 45! Read about such notables as J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson who had much to gain personally from the demise of President Kennedy. How about Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance? ... Or Congressman Hale Boggs, the only dissenting member of the Warren Commission who refused to sign the Warren Report until just before it was submitted... and who disappeared on an airplane flight in Alaska in 1972. Here's a book that will entertain you for hours and either enlighten you or confirm your worst fears. 


Check with your local bookstore regarding availability of the below books by Craig Roberts


One Shot--One Kill: America's Combat Snipers

First Hand accounts of American Combat Snipers in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Beirut. Written by a man who has shared their real life experiences. Their stories as they happened. Outlines the formation of the USMC 'Scout Sniper Instructor School' at Quantico, Virginia... the current standard of excellence and the people who started it. The initial efforts of Gy. Sgt. Carlos Hathcock, Capt. Jack Cuddy, Maj. Dick Culver, Maj. Jim Land and Gy. Sgt .Ron McAbee. How the legend started... good reading!... Recommended by Leatherneck Magazine. (now available in 14th Printing in your local bookstores)

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Craig Roberts' year in Vietnam as a US Marine

Unless you've been laying in a muddy rice paddy bleeding from places that a man was never meant to bleed, you may not appreciate the call from your buddy "Corpsman up!" This is the story of the men who risked their lives on a daily basis to save the lives of their friends. This was not always an easy job. Often it required that the "Doc" (as they were usually called) fight his way up to the individual to save his life, and then defend him until help arrived. A medic in a Special Forces "A Team" might well be cross trained as a 'heavy weapons man' or an 'explosives expert'. They were indeed a special breed and this book is their story told in their own words. Gutsy, selfless and always brave, they were beloved by all. (Out of print. Check used books on Amazon.com)

Police Sniper: True Tales of American SWAT Team Snipers

Here's a volume that captures the "flip side" of Military Sniping! Want to get a sample of the "sweat drenched tension" that grips a man charged with saving lives instead of taking them? This is the inside story of men who sometimes have to kill to save the lives of the innocent. A strange paradox that must be dealt with on a daily basis by the men who have been designated "The Long Rifleman" of a Police SWAT Unit. You have just been given the "green light"!... how would you react?... Forward by Gy. Sgt. Carlos Hathcock. Available at Amazon.com with a new cover or in ebook form.




The Airborne Terrorist Attack on the United States written BEFORE 9/11!

This is Craig Roberts' first novel, and it's a "must read" for adventure fans. This has the plausibility of Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" coupled with the sobering reality of how vulnerable we are in a free society. Craig's many years of experience as a Police Officer are evident in the realism of the scenario. Written as only a Police Helicopter Pilot could write it, this is the story of an enraged Saddam Hussein's attempt to even the score for his crushing defeat in the Gulf War. Muslim extremists flying a stolen 'state of the art' Russian attack helicopter attempt the ultimate act of terrorism. The characters are human and believable, and the plot will make the cold chills run up and down your spine. If you like Tom Clancy, you'll love this one! Now available in book or ebook form at Amazon.com.


Other Titles are published by "Pocket Books" and are available at most book stores




Recommended Links for your information and education:


United States Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Association


Ray's Map Room: Great place to find maps of Vietnam with comments on locations, battles, history, firebases, and camps.


    Marines.TogetherWeServed.com If you were in the US Marines, THIS is the website for you! Check it out!



WMD Terror Attacks on America, the website of Major Frank Stolz, Jr., USMC (Ret).


The Law Enforcement Alliance of America

The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) is the nation's largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. With a major focus on public education, LEAA is dedicated to providing hard facts and real-world insights into the world of law enforcement and the battle against violent crime. LEAA fights at every level of government for legislation that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of honest citizens, particularly the right of self-defense.


NRA (Institute for Legislative Action) Home Page

These are the Folks in the front lines fighting for your rights! They deserve your support. If you feel the right of self defense is "God given" and guaranteed by our Constitution, join the NRA! The framers of our Constitution considered the "right to keep and bear arms" important enough to be included in our "Bill of Rights." Our forefathers intended that its citizens have the means to resist tyranny from all enemies, both foreign and domestic! To paraphrase an old saying, "political power corrupts, and absolute political power corrupts absolutely." Guns constitute "Liberty's Teeth"... I recommend that you brush and floss daily...


CSP Gun Talk, Major Dick Culver's Shooting Page. Extensive information on the M-1 Garand, .45 pistol and other military firearms.


   Jouster Tales: From my friend and co-conspirator, Major Richard O. "Dick" Culver, USMC, Ret. This link is a collection of some of the most hilarious and sometimes frightening tales from a career Marine who also served in the Mideast as a civilian (Mercenary) trainer local military types. His Camel Tales bear reading as they expose what it is really like trying to deal with Third World types in a military environment. UPDATE: Major Richard O. "Dick" Culver passed on to Sky 6 this past year (2014) and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in May.  Another warrior has gone to Valhalla. Semper Fi! Dick.


Bob Rohrer's USMC Website: An individual's remembrances of Time in the Corps, listing some great links and very interesting pages.


Fifty Caliber Institute: a Shooter's association of .50 caliber shooters.

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