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The Sum of All Fears

Released: 1991
Author: Tom Clancy

The Sum of All Fears

Released: 2002
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
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Jack Ryan
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Portrayed by: Ben Affleck
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   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.
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