FTL was a rival criminal organization of SD-6, lead by Quan Li. It had cells across the globe, similar to the Alliance of Twelve.

Gareth Parkashoff was the leader of the FTL cell in Robat, Iran (Reckoning).

FTL trained the assassin Martin Shepard (Reckoning).

Marshall Finkman commented that FTL "was an enemy for, like, ever...," and FTL was effectively disposed of in early 2002 with the assassination of it's leader (The Coup).