Let's be honest. There is no "PROOF" of an extraterrestrial presence that you will find in this book or ANY other book. However, as many other respected researchers, investigative journalists, and curious scientists have done in the past, Stanton Friedman presents a strong case for the ETH (Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis). He validates every assertion he makes throughout the book with substantial verifiable evidence in government documentation and otherwise. Friedman never simply promotes his personal opinion as matter of fact - at least not in Top Secret/Majic.
The appendices are terrific as well including the MJ-12 Eisenhower Briefing Document in its entirety, a letter from General Twining to Schulgen, insider information uncovered during authentication of Majestic-12 documents, some exclusions to the freedom of information act, Air Force response to senator Patty Murray, and the directors of central intelligence (from Sidney Souers to John Deutch). There is also 10 pages of external sources and references from large scale scientific studies to books written about and by debunkers.
Also included are 22 black and white photographs of alleged members as well as key Roswell witnesses, and Friedman himself along side debunker Phil Klass. There is also a recreation of the Majestic-12 Operations Manual as deciphered by Dr. Robert Wood from low quality snap shots consisting of 18 pages.
Friedman effectively and substantially demolishes the competition by irrefutably ruling out common debunking explanations for the MJ-12 documents to validate his postulation of authenticity. Such debunking explanations as the "cut and paste" job with the Truman signature as well as specific words and phrases used that were "not in use at that time" and of course the common misconception of military date format.
Mr. Friedman also effectively justifies his position on fraudulent MJ-12 documents and gives extensive reasoning and evidence for their fraudulence and lack of correlation to authentic MJ-12 documents. Stan also exposes the hoaxed Roswell alien autopsy video fiasco.
Through his meticulous research and investigative efforts, Mr. Friedman has effectively ruled out nearly all arguments against authenticity. Although he doesn't necessarily provide irrefutable proof of authenticity (if such were even possible), by picking apart every argument yet to question the validity of said documents you can rest assured there is little reason to doubt the authenticity of MJ-12. With the addition of his 10-page afterword, Friedman puts an exclamation point on his position and sufficiently stamps out false arguments so often recycled in the misinformed media.
The presentation of accumulative evidence may seem boring to some because of the lack of strange details, claims, and twists and turns in the story so typical in UFO literature, but the evidence is there nonetheless and certainly makes a very strong case for authenticity, you just have to have the will to evaluate. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, though, and don't regret buying it at all.
Disregard dismissive disparaging reviews. It appears very evident those whom submit such reviews have not read the book at all by maintaining a lack of evidence and inferences towards subjective research relying on second and third hand witnesses. The fact of the matter is, you could write such a review for any book related to the subject matter, but it does the reader no justice to accept such dismissive diatribes off-hand.