October 2021. The twentieth year of the Global War on Terror has just started. The administration of the first woman POTUS is nearing the end of its first year and President Rhodie Williamson is not a happy camper in the White House! The state of Texas exited the United States of America upon her inauguration and has become the Republic of Texas again under President Robert Johns, a former Supreme Court Justice. The Saharan Surge has the full attention of the U.S. military. Europe is in turmoil over the civil conflicts in Poland and Hungary. And the strategic ballistic missile submarine U.S.S. Rhode Island has had an uncontrolled SCRAM and has been towed into King’s Bay Naval Base.