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Released: 1991
Author: Tom Clancy

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Released: 2002
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
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   The terrorists are Arab Nationalists. They are Neo-Nazis.
   The terrorists discover the buried bomb in the desert. The bomb is found by a scrap dealer and sold for 400 dollars. The bomb is then resold to Austrian Nazis for 50 million dollars.
   The bomb is discovered 19 years after it was lost in 1973. It is 29 years later when it is uncovered.
   The bomb is placed at the Super Bowl in Denver. It is in Baltimore.
   The President is in constant contact with the National Security Advision, Elizabeth Elliott. His main advisor is CIA Director William Cabot.
   The terrorists are beheaded in Saudi Arabia. The main terrorist is killed by a car bomb.
   Jack Ryan is married to Cathy. Ryan is not married but has a girlfriend named Dr. Catherine Muller.
   The President suffers a nervous breakdown and is removed from office. The President signs a non proliferation agreement with the Russians.
   Ryan is the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence--the 2nd in command of the CIA. Ryan is a simple CIA intelligence analyst.
   Gunther Bock, a rogue German terrorist, is a former East-German Communist. He works alongside other German, Arab, and American Indian terrorists. Richard Dressler, a rogue German terrorist, is a neo-Nazi who works with fellow neo-Nazis.
   A Druze farmer uncovers the lost Israeli nuclear bomb. A Syrian scrap collector uncovers the Israeli nuclear bomb.
   The Druze farmer who finds the weapon asks his son to remove it so that he may continue working his fields. His son, aided with terrorist friends, remove the bomb for free but discover that it is a nuclear weapon and decide to use it for terrorism. The Syrian scrap collector who finds the weapons sells it to a South African arms dealer.
   Ryan is in his mid-40s. Ryan is in his late 20s.
   Andrey Narmonov is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Alexander Nemerov is the President of the Russian Federation.
   The book likely takes place in an alternate 1998; the book notes that after George H.W. Bush's term, Fowler's predecessor served one term before losing re-election to Fowler. Ryan also mentions that "the millennium isn't for a few more years," and Robert Fowler is in his second year of his first term. The movie takes place in 2002.
   The primary diplomatic struggle in the story revolves around a UN agreement to solve the Israeli-Palestinian fighting. The primary diplomatic struggle in the story revolves around US-Russian nuclear weapons regulation.
   Ryan has been married to Cathy for years; the two have several children. Ryan marries Cathy at the end of the film.
   The terrorists plan to explode the bomb at a football game in Denver, Colorado. The terrorists plan to explode the bomb at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.
   John Clark is a former special-ops soldier who, now in his forties, works for Ryan as his bodyguard and driver. John Clark is a special-ops soldier in his 30s who works for Cabot, not Ryan.
   Marcus Cabot, the Director of Central intelligence, is portrayed as a novice political appointee. He is lazy, unwilling to learn the complexities of his job, and all too eager to leave his work to Ryan, who he dislikes and believes to be arrogant. Marcus Cabot, the Director of Central intelligence, is portrayed as a hardworking, knowledgeable Director who acts as a mentor to Ryan in a manner similar to James Greer.
   President Fowler is portrayed as incompetent, easily manipulated, and unable to handle pressured situations. He personally dislikes Ryan because his National Security Advisor and lover Elizabeth Elliot despises Ryan. President Fowler is portrayed as apathetic toward world affairs and unable to handle pressured situations. He does not meet Ryan until the end of the movie.
   Ryan provides financial support for the family of killed-in-action soldier Buck Zimmer, as established in the end of Clear and Present Danger. This does not happen; the movie does not follow the timeline established in the books and thus Ryan has no previous history before this.
   The President, National Security Advisor, and Director of Central Intelligence all dislike Ryan for political or personal reasons and look for excuses to fire him. The President and National Security Advisor do not like Ryan because they believe he is an apologist for Nemerov; the Director of Central Intelligence likes Ryan.
   Ryan's relationship with Cathy is strained because of an elaborate plot that convinces Cathy her husband is cheating on her. Ryan's relationship with Cathy is strained because he has to cancel dates with her because of his job.
   The German terrorists aim to punish the Soviet Union for "betraying World Socialism'; the Arab terrorists aim to undo the Israeli-Palestinian peace accords. The German terrorists aim to create a neo-Nazi European state.
   This never happens. Marcus Cabot and Jack Ryan go to Moscow to investigate a nuclear facility in the process of weapons disposal.
   The scientists working on the bomb are Arabs and Germans who are part of the terrorist conspiracy. The scientists working on the bomb are Russians who are captured by Dressler.
   The bomb is constructed in southern Syria. The bomb is constructed in Ukraine.
   The President is watching the football game in DC when the bomb explodes in Denver. The President narrowly escapes the football game in Baltimore when the bomb explodes.
   An American nuclear submarine is attacked by a Russian submarine; both believe they are attacking in self-defense. An American aircraft carrier is attacked by the Russian Air Force under the control of a corrupt Russian general.
   The terrorists' identities are discovered through the FBI discovering the van that held the bomb. The terrorists' identities are discovered through Ryan hacking into Olsen's computer.
   This does not happen. Presidents Fowler and Nemerov announce new nuclear disarmament policies at the end of the film.
   President Fowler suffers a nervous breakdown and his Vice-President temporarily assumes command at the end of the novel. President Fowler remains a strong leader at the end of the novel.
   After the Arab terrorists falsely claim that Iran had sponsored their plot, President Fowler almost nukes Iran in retaliation but is stopped by Ryan. This doesn't happen.
   The Arab terrorists are beheaded publicly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The German terrorists are shot in Berlin while wearing stolen Russian uniforms. The German terrorists are assassinated by US soldiers.
   The farmer who found the bomb does not appear again in the story after the bomb is removed from his fields. The scrap collector who found the bomb is interrogated by Ryan. He has radiation poisoning.
   The National Security Advisor is Elizabeth Elliot. The National Security Advisor is Gene Revell.
   Ryan bugs a meeting between the leaders of Mexico and Japan after hearing Japan does not plan to honor the terms of a US-Japan trade agreement. This is to foreshadow events in the next novel, Debt of Honor. Neither Japan nor Mexico play a part in the novel. As of December 2015 there is no Debt of Honor film.
   Ryan resigns from the CIA at the end of the novel. Ryan does not resign from the CIA at the end of the film.
   Ryan witnesses the execution of the Arab terrorists in Riyadh and is presented a sword by the King of Saudi Arabia. This does not happen.
   There are no missing scientists. Ryan notices three scientists are absent from the Russian lab.
   In order to fix the bomb, the terrorists take nuclear material left over from the East German nuclear program. In order to fix the bomb, the terrorists take nuclear material from Russian laboratories.
   Neither Ryan, President Fowler, or General Secretary Narmonov know anything about stolen nuclear material until after the bomb goes off. Ryan and President Fowler discover that there is missing nuclear material at the beginning of the film, and struggle to find it before a potential attack.
   Ryan is watching the football game on TV in DC when the bomb explodes in Denver. Cabot is also in DC. Ryan is on a helicopter outside of Baltimore when the bomb explodes; the helicopter crashes. Cabot is with the President at the game and rushes him out of there.
   Ryan had met Narmonov before the events of the book. Ryan meets Nemerov for the first time in the film.
   Ryan does not speak Russian. Ryan speaks Russian fluently.
   Narmonov decides on his own to stand down his troops to avoid nuclear war. Nemerov is asked by Ryan to stand down his troops to avoid nuclear war.
   When Ryan is communicating with Narmonov on the US-Russian hotline, he knows that the bomb is not Soviet but does not know the actual culprits. When Ryan is communicating with Nemerov on the US-Russian hotline, he knows the bomb is not Russian and that Dressler is behind it.
   Cabot frequently ignores Ryan's views during policy discussions, believing him to be arrogant. Cabot often asks Ryan his opinion during high-level discussions to showcase Ryan's fresh approach.
   Charles Alden, President Fowler's initial National Security Adviser, dies from an aneurysm following a sex scandal. Elizabeth Elliot replaces him. Gene Renevall remains President Fowler's National Security Adviser the whole time.
   SPINNAKER is a Soviet informant for the CIA who claims that Narmonov is in danger of a coup from Communist hardliners, while meanwhile plotting a coup of his own. SPINNAKER is a Russian informant for the CIA who acts in the United States' interest.
   Fed up with SPINNAKER's lies and misinformation, Ryan leaks his identity to Narmonov in exchange for another captured Soviet informant for the CIA, who had been caught spying on Japan for the US. SPINNAKER's cover is safe until he reveals it to Ryan at the end of the film in the United States.
   The terrorists know that the bomb is a bomb when they find it. But they do not discover it is an Israeli nuclear bomb until taking it apart. The South African scrap collector knows the bomb is an Israeli nuclear bomb upon inspection. By the time the terrorists have the bomb they are aware of its identity.
   American and Soviet soldiers attack each other in Berlin. (Note: at the time of the book's writing, Germany had been reunified but Russian soldiers would remain in Germany until 1994.) There is no US-Soviet battle in Berlin. (Note: The film takes place in 2002, eight years after the last Russian troops left Germany.)
   The Israeli-Palestinian peace process begins after a radicalized Israeli terrorist guns down Muslims praying at the Dome of the Rock. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has nothing to do with the story.
   General-Secretary Narmonov has been in power for years. President Nemerov takes power after the sudden death of his predecessor.
   John Clark never meets the man who originally discovered the bomb; he does, however, meet and arrest the people who retrieved the bomb from the farm. John Clark tracks down and meets with the man who originally discovered the bomb in order to find the terrorists.
   The START agreement itself is not featured in the novel; Ryan has no access to Russian nuclear facilities. The START agreement is featured in the film, giving Ryan access to Russian nuclear facilities.
   President Fowler never served in the military. President Fowler served as an Army officer in Vietnam.
   President Fowler is a widower. President Fowler has a wife.
   Ryan does not leave DC and does not take part in any action. Ryan infiltrates a nuclear facility in Ukraine alongside John Clark.
   Cathy Ryan is a renowned eye surgeon. Cathy Ryan is a 2nd-year medical resident.
   They are both married. Ryan and Cathy believe the other are afraid to commit.
   Ryan is driven to the US-Soviet hotline from his office in the CIA. After his helicopter is knocked down, Ryan steals a truck to head to the US-Russian hotline.
   There is never any discussion of the USSR's nuclear weapons until after the explosion. The President is in constant discussion about Russia's nuclear weapons and political stability until after the explosion.
   The nuclear bomb is hidden inside a truck disguised as a news van outside the stadium. The nuclear bomb is hidden inside a vending machine inside the stadium.
   Cathy is well aware of her husband's job in the CIA. Until the end of the movie, Cathy believes Ryan is just a historian.
   Clark respects Ryan's judgment, character, and courage under fire. Clark treats Ryan as a naive kid.
   Ryan had known about SPINNAKER before the novel and had been in contact with him. Ryan does not get in contact with SPINNAKER until after Cabot dies.
   The President and his national security team see Ryan as a pessimist and relic of the Cold War. The President and his national security team see Ryan as a naive optimist who does not believe Nemerov is a hardliner.
   This doesn't happen. President Nemerov gasses Chechnya, making many in the President's cabinet believe he is a hardliner.
   Cabot is in DC and is unharmed by the explosion in Denver. Cabot is gravely injured by the explosion and dies in a hospital.
   Ryan and Cathy leave the White House Correspondents' Dinner early because Cathy planned a romantic night in the Hay-Adams hotel. Ryan and Cathy leave the White House Correspondents' Dinner early because President Fowler attends an emergency briefing on Chechnya.
   Mary Pat Foley is the Deputy Director of Operations in the CIA, and therefore subordinate to Ryan in the CIA hierarchy. Mary Pat Foley's role is unclear, but she outranks Ryan.
   Ryan is unafraid to go beyond his role as an analyst and enter combat zones. Ryan is reluctant to go beyond his role as an analyst and enter combat zones.
   SPINNAKER provides Ryan with false information claiming there will be a coup in the USSR. SPINNAKER provides Ryan with information about where the nuclear weapon came from.
   John Clark is in his mid-30s. John Clark is in his late-40s.
   The terrorist plot is carried out by no more than 10 people, each of whom are disenfranchised radicals with nothing to lose. The terrorist plot is carried out by a group of wealthy Austrian individuals.
   Cabot has little trouble with the President's national security team. Cabot is mocked by the President's national security team during a briefing.
   Marcus Cabot is new to the CIA; Ryan had been working there for years before Cabot showed up. Marcus Cabot is a CIA veteran who had worked there for years before Ryan showed up.
   None of the terrorists have any doubt about the justification for their plan. One of the terrorist ringleaders expresses doubts about the plan; he is strangled.
   At the end of the story, Ryan receives a sword from a Saudi prince, which leads to his future Secret-Service codename of SWORDSMAN. This doesn't happen.
   Due to events which happened in the 1970s in the book Without Remorse, the man known as John Clark is really John Kelly, who had faked his own death and lives under a pseudonym. Given that John Clark was likely a child during the 1970s, there is no indication that John Clark is not his real name.
   This does not happen, because Ryan and Cathy have been married for years, and SPINNAKER is unlikely to buy anything for Ryan because Ryan leaked his name to the KGB. SPINNAKER buys Cathy a ring in honor of her engagement to Ryan, which had just happened that morning.
   A Native-American terrorist is shot and killed by a police sniper, prompting his brother to join Bock's gang to take revenge. This doesn't happen.
   The Soviet military knows that there is both naval fighting in the Atlantic and small-scale troop movements in Berlin, but the situation does not escalate to the point of no return. The corrupt Russian admiral lies to his crew that the United States has dropped a nuclear bomb on Moscow, and that nuclear war is imminent.
   Ryan communicated with SPINNAKER through secret messages and cables, as palm pilots did not exist yet. Ryan communicates with SPINNAKER through a palm pilot.
   Jack Ryan is Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, which is the 2nd in command of the CIA. Jack Ryan is an intelligence analyst.
   Jack Ryan is middle-aged. Jack Ryan is in his late-20s.
   The book takes place in the early 1990s before the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The movie takes place in 2002.
   William Cabot and Ryan dislike each other; Cabot thinks Ryan is an arrogant know-it-all and Ryan thinks Cabot is lazy. Ryan looks up to Cabot as a mentor.
   Ryan and Cathy have been married for a long time. Ryan and Cathy are dating and later get engaged.
   Cathy is convinced Ryan is cheating on her. Cathy is convinced Ryan is afraid to commit to her.
   The bomb is hidden in a truck outside the stadium. The bomb is hidden inside of a vending machine inside the stadium.
   The villains are a group of Marxist reactionaries, Indian-American nationalists, and Arab terrorists who, among other things, want a US-Soviet war to punish the USSR for "submitting" to the US. The villain is Dressler, a neo-Nazi. He wants a US-Russian war because he believes it will result in the creation of a pan-European fascist state.
   The farmer who finds the bomb in his field asks his son to remove it. His son gives it to the terrorists. The farmer who finds the bomb in his field sells it to a scrap dealer, who sells it to Dressler.
   The Israeli-Palestinian peace process features heavily in the plot, with an IDF soldier massacring Palestinians in Jerusalem. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is not mentioned.
   Japanese economic militarism is mentioned in the novel, alluding to future events in Debt of Honor. None of this is mentioned.
   The novel takes place well into Ryan's intelligence career. The film takes place at the beginning of Ryan's intelligence career.
   Cabot is white. Cabot is black.
   The first person to recognize the scrap as a bomb is a PFLP terrorist. The first person to recognize the scrap as a bomb is the arms dealer who sells it to Dressler.
   John Clark has worked previously with Ryan. The two regard each other with professional respect and admiration. John Clark meets Ryan for the first time, and treats him like a kid.
   Cabot does not die. Cabot dies after the bomb blast.
   President Fowler is portrayed as incompetent, bumbling, and naive. President Fowler is portrayed as somewhat naive but still competent.
   President Fowler never served in the military. President Fowler served in Vietnam.
   President Fowler is a widower. President Fowler's wife is alive.
   President Fowler's cabinet suspects the nuclear attack is a Soviet attack and that General Secretary Narmonov has lost control of the military. President Fowler's cabinet suspects the nuclear attack is a Russian attack ordered by a radical President Nemerov.
   General Secretary Normanov has been in power for several years and has appeared in previous books. President Nemerov recently came to power after the death of his predecessor.
   This doesn't happen. Spinnaker gives Ryan a gift to celebrate his engagement to Cathy.
   East German terrorists disguised as Russian soldiers storm Berlin in an attempt to make it seem as if the USSR was declaring war on NATO. Note: even after Germany's reunification, Russian soldiers stayed in Berlin until 1994. A corrupt Russian air force officer lies to his pilots that the US has declared war on Russia, and orders his jets to scramble to attack the US.
   President Fowler has a nervous breakdown at the end of the book. President Fowler signs a new START treaty with Russia at the end of the film.
   John Clark is around 50 years old. John Clark is in his 30s.
   Clark and Chavez find the terrorists on a plane and detain them with no shots fired. Dressler is killed in a car bomb explosion.
   The terrorists lie and claim Iran sponsored the nuclear attack. President Fowler tries to order a nuclear strike on Iran but Ryan prevents him. This doesn't happen.
   Ryan drives from his office to the Pentagon to tell the USSR to stand down. Ryan escapes from a helicopter and races by foot to the Pentagon to tell Russia to stand down.
   The bomb explodes at the Super Bowl in Denver, Colorado. The bomb explodes at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.
   The Arab terrorists are beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Ryan witnesses their death and is given the sword used for that purpose. This event inspires Ryan's future Secret Service nickname of SWORDSMAN. This doesn't happen.
   The President's cabinet distrusts Ryan because they believe he is too cynical about the world. The President's cabinet distrusts Ryan because they believe he is naive in his opinion that Nemerov is not radical.
   This is never mentioned. President Nemerov is accused of committing atrocities in former Soviet republics, which leads many in the State Department to consider him extremist.
   This doesn't happen. The man who found the bomb gets radiation poison and dies.
   The President and members of his cabinet set up or assist with smear campaigns against Ryan to discredit him. Ryan is not important enough to warrant such action.
   Ryan leaves a White House dinner early because Cathy has a romantic evening planned for the two of them. Ryan leaves a White House dinner early because the President had a pressing matter and needed to end the dinner.
   Ryan secretly gives money to help the family of a soldier who died in Clear and Present Danger. This doesn't happen, as Clear and Present Danger never happened in this reboot.
   This doesn't happen. Ryan and Clark infiltrate a Ukrainian missile lab.
   This doesn't happen. Several Russian nuclear scientists go missing.
   The man who removes the bomb from the farmer's yard is the farmer's son, who does it for free. The man who removes the bomb from the farmer's yard is the scrap collector, who buys it.
   The farmer's son doesn't immediately know it's a bomb until he takes it apart. The scrap collector knows immediately it is a bomb.
   The nuclear bomb fizzles because it was detonated before the East German scientist was able to purify the plutonium (he was killed by his terrorist comrades before he could inform them.) It's never explained why the bomb fizzles.
   When caught, the terrorists lie and claim Iran was funding them. The terrorists never make this claim.
   There is nothing that suggests the President or Congress do not trust Cabot. Cabot's judgment is questioned during an intelligence briefing.
   Ryan does not speak Russian. Ryan speaks Russian.
   Although Ryan had met Normanov previously, he does not see him in person in this book. Ryan meets Normanov in person.
   Cathy is well aware of Ryan's position in the CIA, having been married to him for decades and indirectly involved with the work he did there. Cathy doesn't discover that Ryan works for the CIA until the end of the movie.
   Ryan is second in command of the CIA and is naturally involved in any high-level intelligence mission. Ryan is selected to assist intelligence gathering on Russia because of a report he had authored on Nemerov.
   This doesn't happen. There is an ongoing war in Chechnya, where Russian atrocities have caught the eye of the US government.
   Ryan suffers from impotency due to stress at work. This doesn't happen.
   Ryan has a daughter, Sally, and a boy, Jack Jr., who eventually stars in future novels. Ryan has no children.
   Ryan retires from the CIA at the end of the book. This doesn't happen.
   President Fowler has a romantic relationship with his National Security Advisor, Elizabeth Elliot. President Fowler has a professional relationship with his National Security Advisor, who is male.
   Ryan convinces Normanov to stand down with the help of his friend in the KGB, Sergey Golovko. Ryan convinces Normanov to stand down by talking with him directly.
   The President and his advisors (except Ryan) believe that Normanov has lost control of the Soviet military. This belief is proven false. Only Ryan and Cabot believe the possibility that Nemerov has lost control of the Russian military--the President and his advisors believe that Nemerov is in full control of the military. This is shown to be partially true, as several corrupt Russian soldiers prepare to strike the United States.
   President Fowler is relatively new to the office; the previous book having ended with his swearing in. President Fowler is in the middle of his re-election campaign.
   Ryan and Cathy do not meet SPINNAKER. SPINNAKER meets Ryan and Cathy at the end of the film.
   Ryan is afraid of flying, although he reluctantly does so for business. Ryan does not appear to have any fear of flying, and he pilots a helicopter in the end.
   Ryan is an outsider to the President's security team because he is not a political appointee and because much of the President's cabinet dislike him. Ryan is an outsider to the President's security team because he is too junior to even be on their radar.
   This doesn't happen. Ryan, on his way to Russia, calls Cathy to tell her that he can't make their date because of his work with the CIA. She doesn't believe him.
   This never happened; Ryan graduated long before Normanov took power. Ryan wrote a college paper on Nemerov, which Nemerov had read.
   SPINNAKER communicates through secret messages and cables. SPINNAKER communicates through cell phone.
   John Clark and Cathy have met each other before; Clark consoles Cathy and assures her that Ryan is not cheating on her. Clark and Cathy never meet.
   Ryan deals directly with Normanov. Ryan deals with Nemerov's assistant, Grushkov.
   Cathy Ryan becomes pregnant with a second daughter, Katie. This doesn't happen.
   Washington Post journalist Bob Holtzman spies on Ryan to try to leak an alleged affair. When it's found out that there is no affair, he backs off. This doesn't happen.
   The START Treaty likely does not exist in the book, as it was signed less than a month before the book's publication. Ryan and Clark inspect a Russian nuclear weapons facility as prescribed by the START Treaty.
   Cathy is a highly distinguished eye surgeon at the Wilmer Institute. Cathy is a relatively new and unknown eye doctor.
   John Clark's full-time position is Jack Ryan's chauffeur and bodyguard; his CIA work is on the side. John Clark's full-time position is a CIA operative.
   President Fowler is replaced by his Vice-President, Roger Durling, at the end of the book. President Fowler remains in office at the end of the movie.
   Fowler is strongly hinted to be a Democrat. Fowler's party affiliation is not elaborated upon.
   Ryan suffers from mild alcoholism during the novel. Ryan has no drinking problem.
   Cathy Ryan knows the former National Security Advisor, as she was her former professor. Cathy Ryan does not know the National Security Advisor.
   President Fowler was elected after his unnamed predecessor (who was of the opposite party) deliberately threw the election at the conclusion of Clear and Present Danger. President Fowler was seemingly elected on a platform of a more peaceful, gentler world.
   Ryan is very wealthy, having made money years ago as a stockbroker before beginning a career in history and government. Ryan is middle class.
   Ryan has an antagonistic relationship with Cathy's parents. Ryan does not meet Cathy's parents.
   President Fowler believes war has begun after terrorists posing as Soviet soldiers invade western Berlin. President Fowler believes war has begun after a corrupt Russian sea captain attacks a US naval aircraft carrier.
   Elizabeth Elliot--Fowler's National Security Advisor--had met Ryan shortly before taking office. The two had a brief argument and begin the novel already disliking each other. Fowler's National Security Advisor has no particular grudge against Ryan.
   The bomb destroys the stadium and the surrounding area but Denver remains largely intact. Baltimore is destroyed.
   President Fowler's decision to attack Russia and Iran is heavily motivated by the advice of his national security adviser. President Fowler largely makes his own decisions regarding attacking Russia.
   The terrorists' contact in America is of Native American descent, who wants to exact revenge on the US for taking Indian land. The terrorists' contact in America is white.
   What triggered the terrorist plan was the sudden stop of Soviet aid following the end of the Cold War. There is no apparent trigger for the terrorist plan besides a wish to rebuild fascist Germany.
   Ryan trains a young protege. He doesn't have one.
   SPINNAKER hints that Normanov may have lost control of the military. SPINNAKER makes no such claim.
   The Israeli pilot killed in the Yom Kippur War has a brother who guns down the worshippers. The Israeli pilot killed in the Yom Kippur War is never mentioned again nor is his family.
   Ryan initiates Operation NIITAKA, an operation to blackmail the President of Mexico to allow US agents to arrest the terrorists in Mexico City. This doesn't happen, and Ryan would have no authority to launch any operation.
   She does not appear in the book and is not pregnant during this part of the timeline. Mary Pat Foley is pregnant.
   Normanov is portrayed as overwhelmed in the standoff, and although not weak, is eager to for things to be solved peacefully. Nemerov is itching for a fight.
   Ryan has a daughter and son Ryan has no children
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