This afternoon I received an EMail telling me that Jamie Hailer had passed away after a brief illness.
You probably don't know of Mr Hailer, but if you were looking for a new copy of a formerly out-of-print book on a military topic, especially one dealing with COIN, you could do a lot worse than to check out his store on line.
Book publishing was a sideline for Jamie, but it was part of his broad and yet deep interest in national security affairs.
He and I were members of an on-line discussion group of four hundred some people interested in national security issues. Some were lurkers and some were activists. Jamie was an activist. And, he was always there with a private comment of support or a suggestion.
I will miss him and from EMails I have seen so will many others.
It is very sad for his family since Jamie was still a relatively young man.
May you Rest in Peace Jamie Hailer.
Regards — Cliff