In 1904 PD, he held the rank of Commander and served as a naval attaché in the Manticoran embassy on Haven just prior to the outbreak of the First Havenite-Manticoran War. He disagreed with the Office of Naval Intelligence's opinion that Hereditary President Harris would not seek a confrontantion with Manticore. He estimated that the pressure Harris was under might push him into seeking just that confrontation as a diversion from Haven's economic problems.
He knew Commander Zebediah O'Malley, who in turn knew Hale not to be an alarmist. Rear Admiral Mark Sarnow knew Hale as well and was impressed him. Hale was soon proven right, as the war began only a short time later. (HH3)
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- Naval attaché, Manticoran embassy, Haven