The Unit Interventie Mariniers (Marine Intervention Unit, UIM), formerly known as the Bijzondere Bijstands Eenheid (BBE), is an elite Dutch special forces unit, which is specially trained for intervention missions. It consists of a selection of specially trained marines of the Dutch Marine Corps, and it is part of the Maritime Special Operations Forces (MARSOF), which is the maritime counterpart of the Dutch Army's Korps Commandotroepen.
In het boek is er een geheime dienst die actief is over heel Europa, net als bijvoorbeeld de FBI in de Verenigde Staten. Het draagt de naam ESSE; European Secret Service/Service Secret Européen; ook wel "de Dienst".
I don't believe the American military is faultless or that it never hurt someone who didn't deserve it. That said, I salute every soldier, American or otherwise, who ever risked his life to protect those who could not protect themselves. More