All members and employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) are required to submit their writings for prepublication review. The Publication Review is the process to determine that information proposed for public release contains no protected information, is consistent with established Department of Defense policies, and conforms to standards as determined by the Department leadership.
Author Lawrence A. Colby, whose career for DoD entailed real-world operations, abided by the Policy. His manuscript was reviewed by Defense officials in Washington, D.C. and returned to him after an in-depth and extensive six-month review. All edits that DoD determined were necessary are complete. The book is aligned with DoD for fiction publication and all comments related to national security matters have been changed without protest from the author.
This book has been approved by formal process at the Department of Defense Publication Review.