In the first backmatter entry, we take a look at the origins of Trane’s former agency. The design of the Danger Zone site is inspired/lifted from Wired’s Danger Room blog. In reality, the 1980 failure of the US hostage crisis in Iran led to the formation of the US Joint Special Operations Command (the Black Ops organization responsible for finding and killing Bin Laden). I merged that with elements of theories about how the CIA engineered the hostage crisis to take down President Carter after CIA Director Stansfield Turner eliminated 800 operational positions in 1979.

Next week: dirt on military contractor Zed International.