. . . to Len Osanic and all at Bandit Productions for bringing all my work back to life.. . . to Patrick Fourmy, Dave Ratcliffe and Tom Davis, old friends who haveinsisted I revise and re-write this old "classic".. . . to Bill Mullan, Charlie Czapar, Bill Peters, and Dave Fleming, whoworked with me in the Pentagon during the fifties, for those fascinatingyears with "Team B" in Headquarters, U.S. Air Force.. . . to Charles Peters of The Washington Monthly for publishing the first"Secret Team" article, and Derek Shearer for breathing the whole conceptinto life.. . . to General Graves B. (the big "E") Erskine and General Victor H.("Brute") Krulak, both of the U. S. Marine Corps, my immediate "bosses"and good friends, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Officeof the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for close personal relationships that shaped thecourse of these events.. . . and to the hundreds of men with whom I shared these experiences andwho must remain nameless and silent because that is the "code" of their chosen profession.