Barry Kelly is no stranger to the world of espionage, counter-terrorism, weapons, deep cover, and the inner workings of the governmental security apparatus. His immersion in the Cold War began with enlistment in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he earned a BA
from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Duke. His career in the CIA included deep cover operations and overseas experience, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. He has been awarded the Certificate of Merit with Distinction, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Officer of the Year Award. After retiring from the CIA, Kelly served as a special assistant to President Reagan. He holds a first dan black belt in hap-ki-do.
Mr. Kelly has already authored four fiction novels, but as the state of affairs in America has worsened and as he has seen the tactics of the Obama administration, he felt compelled to try and send a more powerful message to help the American people understand what exactly is going on in the capital these days. He believes Obama is a progressive and a follower of the Saul Alinsky principle that “the issue is never the issue.” Obama has been using the issues that America currently faces – like illegal immigration, health care, the struggling economy – to distract citizens from his ultimate goal: turn the United States of America into a progressive nation that shares its wealth equally among its citizens and the rest of the world. That’s why Barry published his first non-fiction novel in June 2014 that was a compilation of the blogs you can read on this website. It’s called “Insights: Transforming of America- Is this what we fought for?” and is available now in hardback and digital formats. Order from Amazon.com or bn.com.