BRENDAN O’SHEA is a serving officer in the Irish Army, and has recently completed the Command & Staff Course at the Military College, Co Kildare. Brendan is the author of Crisis at Bihac (Sutton Publishing, 1998) and edited In The Service of Peace - Memories of Lebanon (Mercier Press, 2001). GERRY WHITE is a serving Irish Army officer. Gerry is the co-author of The Barracks (Mercier Press, 1997). Both authors have written several articles for An Cosantoir, the Irish defence forces magazine.