Washington D.C., AP, June 1, 2000 The U.S. State Department has traditionally labeled the following countries as state sponsors of international terrorism: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
As of June 1, 2000, the State Department officially stopped referring to these nations by the term rogue nations and instead identified that as states of concern.
According to the State Department, some of these countries have embarked on a more democratic internal life. State Department Spokesmen cited Irans election of reformist parliamentary candidates and North Koreas decision to halt missile testing over the Japanese home islands.
Over the bloody and dusty sands known as the Shatt el Arab, Saddam Hussein, embittered by the gulf War, and Ayatollah Kambiz Abbasi, struggling to recover from a nuclear event, plot to punish America and Russia.
The hollowed out Russian Army is bogged down in a dirty little war to suppress the Chechen rebellion, and Abbasi, in the spirit of Islamic fundamentalism, recruits Parvez Hyder--an American ex-patriot--to assassinate the President Vladimir Putin.
Captain Eduard Gurov is recalled from Chechnya's bloody fields to hunt down Parvez Hyder before he can complete his calamitous mission. The Russian leadership sets a butcher to hunt down a freedom fighter.
Home grown terrorist groups bent on anarchy contract Damon Layne to bring their ill-conceived battle to Washington D.C. Layne decides to make this his last mission as he cautiously emerges from hiding. The FBI's Domestic Terrorism Unit scrambles to catch up.
Jim Harper and Darby Hayes, battered and bruised from action in the Panama Canal, take up the hunt for Layne. The journey takes Harper beyond the law as he seeks to render justice in a world without rules.
The Lexington Compact set Damon Layne loose in Panama. Now they want to silence him forever. Adrian Bridger emerges from the shadows and plots to steal the 2000 presidential election.
Rogue State is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Reap the Whirlwind. In a world gone mad where the New World Order stumbles over the Old World Hatred, a few men struggle to keep the peace.