I began this project to share my life and memories with my granddaughter Carlie and grandson Preston (aka Buddy) something my dad didn’t get around doing for me. With encouragement from my wife, Sheila, and my daughter, Melinda, plus constant hectoring by Bob Mihalik to improve on my sloth-like writing habits, it took its present form. Should others find my recollections interesting, all the better. All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the officials positions or views of the CIA or any other US Government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying US Government authentication of information or Agency endorsement of the author’s views. The material has been reviewed by the CIA DIA, DoD, Energy, and the Department of State to prevent the disclosure of classified information.
I am forever grateful to the Hon. Richard Armitage for many things, but especially for contributing the FOREWORD to my memoir. Also, completing TILTING would not have been possible without the many hours of fine editing performed by Bob Mihalik, a dear friend of many years.