If you want to get the government’s attention, don’t write a well-documented, thoroughly researched news article. Instead, write a well-documented, thoroughly researched novel.
That’s what two local space and aviation experts did, and it blew the Pentagon and Capitol Hill away.
Bill Scott, former bureau chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, and Michael Coumatos, a former Navy pilot and wargaming expert, found themselves in demand after their Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III came out two years ago. An account of what might happen if the nation’s satellites went kaput, the book became required reading for some of the nation’s warfighters, intelligence experts and congressional staffers.