The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they're protecting us.
Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us.
Before, it was always, 'Oh, no, here comes Clancy, that insurance agent.' Now it's, 'Oh, here comes Tom Clancy, bestselling author.' But I'm still the same basic middle-class slob.
Fundamentally, I think of myself as a storyteller, not a writer.
The objective of a terrorist is to create political change in the society he targets.
Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.