Reviews of Surviving the United Nations

US Special Forces
US Special Forces
US Special Forces

Surviving the United Nations

The Unexpected Challenge


By Robert Bruce Adolph, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Special Forces (retired) & Chief Security Advisor, United Nations (retired)


The author has the unusual distinction of being twice fired and twice promoted by the UN. Discovering “why” makes for fascinating reading.


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Robert Bruce Adolph is a former US Army Infantry Staff Sergeant and retired Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. He served for nearly 15 years following his departure from active military service as a senior UN security advisor in Sierra Leone, Yemen, Iraq, Ethiopia, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Indonesia, and as Chief of the Middle East and North Africa at UN Headquarters in New York City.


“No rose-colored glasses here. Bob Adolph lays bare his unique experience in pursuit of idealistic humanitarian purposes while in some of the toughest places on the planet.”
– Peter J. Schoolmaker, General, USA (retired), former Chief of Staff of the US Army


“A superb, painfully honest and moving account of a live lived amid the great and lesser crises of our time…”
– Ralph Peters, New Your Times best-selling author of Beyond Terror and Endless War


“Lieutenant Colonel Bob Adolph’s unforgettable and brutally frank history provides graphic meaning to the un-attributed quote, ‘You are either at the table or on the menu.'”
– William Garrison, Major General, US Army (retired), former Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command


Robert Adolph is the real deal, a Special Forces officer, United Nations security expert, and scholar in the most dangerous countries of the world. His life mattered in a way that those of the famous often don’t.”
– Robert Kaplan, New York Times multiple best-selling author