On Dec. 9, two men quietly met at a coffee shop in Coronado.
Although surrounded by the Saturday breakfast crowd, they chose seats unlikely to attract the attention of eavesdroppers.
Both men were former military. With stints in the Marines and then the Air Force Reserve, retired Col. Billy Lee Little Jr. ran criminal defense probes for the Navy.
The other, very cautious, man was retired Rear Adm. Brian L. Losey, considered within the SEAL community as one of the toughest officers to ever wear a commando’s trident.