Wednesday, July 10, 2013

US Military In Australia: Acclaimed Author And Islamic Terrorism Consultant Tony Attanasio Releases Statement On Weakening US Military

According to sources quoted in the media, the US military presence in Northern Australia means US Marines are returning to their role as 'ambassadors'. Attanasio believes that may not be enough

Brig. Gen. Richard Simcock, deputy commander of Marine Corps Forces Pacific recently stated that the Australian government has opened the door for a force of 1,100 US Marines to rotate in Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory beginning next summer.  According to other news sources Marine Maj. Maurice Brown said the gradual end of the war in Afghanistan means Marines are going back to traditional roles as 'ambassadors' and coming into the Pacific to take advantage of training opportunities.

"Why Australia - are there other unforeseen and underlying motives?" asked Attanasio, "as we know that President Obama did state some time back that the US needs to make 'a presence' in the Pacific area. Is the truth behind this move based on China’s decades long ambition to take Taiwan back - a country they consider a province of mainland China? Is this so called strategic move based on the ranting and raves of North Korea? Or all of the above?"

"China," Attanasio continued, "has stated that by 2020, they are doubling their fleet and that includes naval infantry. Will they be concerned with a battalion of Marines stationed in the northern territories of Australia? Russia has beefed up the Russian military and has broken several agreements with the US and NATO. What about the behemoth North Korean and Iranian military?"

"President Obama recently cut Army brigades and mothballed Navy ships. The longtime plan is to cut the size of the service by 80,000. We do not have the military we once had prior to 2009. This could go downhill and fast. It would take just one incident. Obviously our "token" forces do not strike fear into the heart of our so-called enemies. Remember World War I? One bullet lead to a world conflict. Remember World War II? Dunkirk? The old adage that history repeats itself?  Comparing events taking place today on our shaky globe reminds me of 1939 – an evil storm followed."

“Another problem arises - if we were thrown into another world conflict, the Draft would have to return. 40% of our young draft age males are physically and mentally unable to fit the role of a soldier. Another 25% stated that they would refuse to go.  This to the embarrassment of the American people would further danger our existing military as well as place the United States in harm's way. This is not the youth of the Great generation. This is the ‘what is good for me’ generation."

Tony Attanasio is a terrorism consultant and an accomplished writer who writes from direct personal experience. Tony was seriously injured in a line-of-duty incident that ended his career with NYPD. He subsequently served ten years with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he served as an Intelligence specialist. During his tenure he served in Miami, Europe and New York City. Both in Miami, Florida, and Europe, he served as liaison with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and traveled to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where he presented a course on International Organized Crime.  Tony is currently a member of the NYPD Shield - counter terrorism group

Attanasio writes from real world experience. Tony has had a long career in investigating organized crime, money laundering, and radical Islam. His books have received national acclaim and five star reviews. Tony has consulted for Robert DiNiro in establishing authenticity for his film ‘Ronan’. He is currently teaching at a major SE Florida college and is currently researching his next book, ‘The Silent Crescent’ (The focus is on women in Islam.)

“All branches of our military,” Attanasio continued, “have been cut to the bone. Does President Obama believe that the presence of a few thousand Marines in Australia, or for that matter 300 Marines on the Syrian/Jordanian border, will strike fear into the hearts of the enemy? Iran has countered this move with 4000 Revolutionary Guard and Me. Putin has sent 600 Russian Marines on two warships to the coastal waters of Syria. It should be obvious to President Obama that neither Iran nor Russia wants a radical Sunni presence in Syria. Both are not happy with President Obama's continued support of the Sunni rebels, particularly al-Nusra; the al -Qaeda faction."

Tony Attanasio is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at His latest work, ‘The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid’, is available at Amazon in both print and Kindle editions and at Barnes and Noble. More information is available at his website at

About Tony Attanasio:

Tony Attanasio is a former U.S. Marine and a retired NYPD Detective. He served ten years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He served in Miami, New York and while attached to the American Embassy in Miami and Rome, Italy, he served as DEA’s CIA liaison and liaised with various intelligence agencies from Europe and the Middle East. Tony has been declared an expert in International drug trafficking and organized crime by the N.Y. State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court in Miami and the German (Bavaria) Supreme Court.

Tony has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice (Core concentration - counter terrorism strategies). In 1991, Tony attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

He has served as an Adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he taught an undergraduate course in the discipline of terrorism. Currently Tony is teaching at Palm Beach State College, where he teaches courses in Forensic Accounting, Organized Crime Investigations, Arabic/Moslem Culture, The Psychology of a Suicide Bomber and a course that focuses on terrorist investigations and intelligence collection techniques.

In addition, Tony is a certified Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Instructor and has taught at the Connecticut State Police Academy in Meriden, Connecticut.

He also served as the organized crime advisor, to Robert DeNiro relative to his film Ronan. Tony has received numerous awards in the field of law enforcement and government, including seventeen awards for valor from NYPD, three awards from DEA for exceptional duty, an award from the BKA (Germany) and an award from the Republic of Italy.

In 1998, Tony received a commendation from the Governor of the Marianna Islands for the training of his investigators in the discipline of Forensic Science investigations. In 2004, Tony received the state of Florida’s prestigious “Davis Award.”

His first book, 'The Orchid Memorandum', was written with Howard Hellman was published in 2004. His second book, 'Kenny O - An Untold Story from the Annals of NYPD', was published in August of 2012. His 3rd book: A Silent Star has received glowing reviews, both on Amazon and B& He is currently conducting research for his fourth book, 'The Silent Crescent', focus here is on women in Islam.


Tony Attanasio