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A DARK FUTURE
During the 2012-2018 timeline, the global military power will gradually shift toward the PMCs (Private Military Companies) as they grow more and more independent from their high power self-governed companies. From all the theatres of operations worldwide. The South American episode was the main leverage of the PMC uprising. Near the end of 2016, before the arms threat would become obvious, the mere presence of these private companies already had a negative impact on the economy of all the sovereign states, sapping their initiative and response capabilities.
Clancy has generally been regarded as a political conservative, and has donated over US$256,000 to Republican Party political candidates.
A week after the 9/11 attack, on The O'Reilly Factor, Clancy stated that left-wing politicians in the United States were partly responsible for September 11 due to their "gutting" of the CIA. Clancy has also associated himself with General Anthony Zinni, a critic of the George W. Bush administration, and has been critical of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. He was categorized as a northern paleoconservative.
Some of his books bear dedications to Republican political figures, most notably Ronald Reagan. In his novels countries portrayed as hostile to the U.S. include the former Soviet Union, China, India, Iran, and Japan while Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Kingdom are shown as close allies of the USA.