The appearance of Enemy at the Gate was one of my first changes at SWAT. Claire was asked to write that column on Day 1. She turned me down and recommended Richard Stevens who did a fantastic job for the first few years. When he left, due to a career change, Claire agreed to write the column for 1 year. We managed to keep her for 3 and I think everyone benefited from the relationship; our readers most of all.
Claire has agreed to write as a guest contributor and her personal relationship with Denny and me has never been better. Unfortunately, she is not an indentured servant. Stewart Rhodes, handpicked by Claire as was Richard Stevens, will carry on the tradition. He has large shoes to fill and we have nothing but confidence.