At the end of the Second World War, the United States found themselves at odds with one of their allies. An ally that had caused the death of thousands and millions of their own countrymen. The US and Great Britain knew about this, but the old saying stood strong: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
The events that took place on the headlines during the forty-four conflict known as the “Cold War” took place globally and nationally. It was a conflict where the powers concerned were not in direct battle, but fought by proxy in places that most people couldn’t find on a map. There were agencies and organizations that began during the early years that are still around today.
Much of the conflicts in the Cold War occurred in what some refer to as “fog of war,” where things are unclear or entirely unseen. It’s the uncertainty in combat zones soldiers face, where their situational awareness is tested. Where what you thought was right might not be right, or what you thought was wrong…wasn’t. This idea of the “fog” was first introduced by a Prussian military analyst named Carl von Clausewitz in his book published after his death in 1832, but republished under an English translation in 1873, On War. This idea is probably more tangible in video games where you are given a map and the unexplored areas are covered in darkness.
Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army
On the future battlefield, if you stay in one place longer than two or three hours, you will be dead… With enemy drones and sensors constantly on the hunt for targets, there won’t even be time for four hours’ unbroken sleep
The series Fog of War follows the Cold War starting in 1949 and goes through to the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The main protagonists are Jack Logan and Charles Baller, who follow parallel story lines with their own personal backstories and struggles that plays a part in the overall storytelling.
This series has intrigue, intense battles, espionage, romance, and drama. More about the series will be coming out as it is developed further, and character bios with historical notes (especially my research notes) will be on the Patreon page. In fact, the prologue to this first installment can be viewed.
We hope to have the first installment in the series called Tears of the Saint coming in sometime in October 2019.
By: Ethan H. Gaines, firstname.lastname@example.org