By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.
Remember our Whisper about the anonymous member of the Army brass who is penning books and being compared to Tom Clancy? Today, we reveal his name: Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, pen name A.J. Tata, former deputy commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. His new book, Sudden Threat, is winning rave reviews and calls from film producers. Tata is donating 100 percent of the royalties to the USO Hospital Services Program for wounded warriors. "I chose the program," he tells us, "because 93 to 95 cents on the dollar go directly to the intended recipients." He's already raised $15,000 for the program.