Popular Post Bomer Posted September 15, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted September 15, 2021 Situation Report & Mission Statement: Horizon Islands 12:29 UTC // 3rd of august 2036 // Classified Partially declassified, only intended for 22 SAS regiment, B Squadron assigned to Task Force Sol The Horizon islands have been the battleground for the better part of a century now. Since the fierce battles of World War 2 throughout the icy tension of the cold war the strategic importance of the former French colony has made it an unstable region. It frequently passed from puppet master to puppet master. For the past 15 years the islands have been stabilizing under the partnership of local Russian “Born” Politician Igor Zelemnikov and business mogul/vice president Hue Chin. Their partnered government grew out of a peaceful protest a dictatorial confederation in 2021. The global community applauded the peaceful transition though MI6 intelligence believes that that both men were instrumental in causing events that ultimately led to the protests. Both Zelemnikov and Hue are tied to Horizon Island through their intelligence work during the periods that their respective governments exerted control over the islands. Zelemnikov’s ties with the current Russian government are flimsy but it is clear, based on current Chinese investments and coded messages sent to and from Tanoa, that Chin is still working with the Chinese Ministry of State Security to some extent. Furthermore, their party, Nouveaux Horizons, is currently the only political party. Zelemnikov was a KGB officer stationed on the island when it was under soviet influence. The public narrative is that he was born on the island to Russian parents and has lived on the islands ever since working a wide range of minor jobs before rising to fame organizing the first peace march in 2019. Zelemnikov is in fact from Vladivostok, spent time as Spetsnaz operative in Afghanistan during the exodus in 1989 before joining the KGB and getting stationed on Tanoa. With the fall of the USSR, he was disavowed and remained on the island as mercenary fighting a guerrilla war against the government until he re-appeared during the peace march. Zelemnikov is a charismatic individual, a cult leader in any other light. The man has a way with words. Hue Chin is a lot more honest about who he is. Heir to the Chin Digital Media empire, he took over his family’s business when his father Lee Chin passed in 2016 due to unknown health complication. Lee was an eccentric individual that like showing off his physical health. Lee Chin’s criticism of government crackdown on media & online entertainment therefore may have been the health complication the doctors were referring to. Prior to all this Hue Chin spent time in military academies as well as a 3-year gap where even the combined efforts of western intelligence can’t pinpoint where he was. Hue spent much of his time from 2010 to 2021 buying and selling land around the Horizon islands to Chinese companies and islanders to curry favour with them as well as doing the MSS’s bidding. The pair ushered in a golden decade for the islands as Chinese businesses heavily invested in the region. The island modernized rapidly but wealth quickly pooled around the wealthy business owners rather than the regular population. This led to a series of large-scale protests throughout the island chain in 2032 which to everyone’s surprise was beat back aggressively by government forces. These protests led to a downfall in standing with the global community. After the discovery of Uranium on the island of Tanoa Chinese influence and the militarization of the islands has increased dramatically. With the increase of animosity to the outside world in the last five years the global community has denounced Tanoa’s government and called for the stop of Uranium mining & enrichment, harsh sanctions on trade, and opening of borders to human rights watchdogs. Tanoa has answered with the promise to arm themselves accordingly to the threat that the global community is making themselves out to be. They have begun expelling American and European embassies and organisations. “We have licked the heels of despots for too long. Tanoa has been a truly free nation for 15 years and we shall not submit again!” -Igor Zelemnikov China, and by extent all members of the Canton Protocol Strategic Alliance Treaty are applauding The Horizon islands firm stance and have recently begun training and equipping the Horizon islands. Furthermore, MI6 has confirmed CSAT Is performing weapons testing on the islands. NATO [redacted] officer, [redacted], is even making a case that the recent earthquakes on the island are caused by a device first encountered by said officer on the Mediterranean islands of Altis & Stratis. “The only logical thing to do when the Western world threatens to play empire yet again. The Horizon Islands have our full support.” -CCP Spokesperson Aside from a minor CSAT presence and the HIMF a third faction currently operates around the Horizon Islands. The Syndikat, or just Syndikat, a loosely organised smugglers ring in the Indian & Pacific Ocean, and the west African coast. The key leader is a man that goes by the alias Warlock. We know very little about him but whenever we roll up a cell this name comes up as being the leader. Syndikat have begun appearing in the jungles of The Horizon Islands raiding villages and smuggling drugs, guns and more wherever they like. Though Syndikat is not our priority we may find ourselves fighting them during our operation. MI6 and the CIA have gathered enough intel to build a case against the two men in The Hague for instigating a popular uprising through inhumane acts, crimes against humanity and extortion. The firm stance of the Horizon Island government began around the same time this Intel came to our light. Insiders are concerned there are potential moles in both agencies. This document is therefore your eyes only. Each of you will be deployed into a hostile country for potentially 6+ months with only each-other to trust. Beyond the draftee of this document, The heads of MI6 and the commander of the HMS Proteus no one knows the full reason or plan of this operation. Mission objective Carrier Group Severn Is to be sent to the Horizon islands to deliver and extract brigade of Royal Marines and SAS teams. The Royal marines will be retrieving the embassy members from Georgetown. SAS teams will use the cover of the rescue op to infiltrate the island chain and begin a multi-phased operation wherein they will gather intelligence, Sabotage, raid & assassinate high value targets in preparation for a coalition invasion. Meanwhile, they will also keep track of and attempt to apprehend Igor Zelemnikov and Hue Chin. Carrier group Severn will retreat from the area leaving operatives with no immediate support. HMS Proteus will return occasionally for supplies. Operatives are to maintain total radio silence on comms outbound from the Islands to ensure concealment. Messages requests and intel will be relayed via HMS proteus. Only when the general mission is at risk may radio silence be broken. Phase 1: Establish foothold Operatives will infiltrate and secure several Forward operating bases within the Tanoan jungle. Targets have been chosen from a selection of abandoned military installations, Jungle temples & archaeology sites, and cave/rock formations. Once secured these positions should be fortified and stocked with supplies brought in via supply drop from carrier group Severn before it leaves the area. Phase 2: Gather intelligence Operatives will gather intel on troop strength, weapons development, High Value Individuals, and points of interest such as government buildings, checkpoints, Uranium mines, & Military installations. Multiple potential landing sites will need to be investigated for the coalition invasion. This will be done through observation, infiltration & hiding within the population. Phase 3: Sabotage Based on intel gathered operatives will begin assaulting point/people of interests and weapons development labs found during phase 2. [Redacted] will send in a team for support on any of the special weapons development lab. It’s important that any sabotage performed during this phase will not draw direct attention to us or our intentions. Any targets assaulted in this phase will in some way impact the Islands economy, morale, or CSAT’s weapons development. Phase 4: Bite and Hold With the invasion imminent Operatives will move and begin assaulting points of importance on the surrounding islands to ensure safe landings for coalition forces. Operatives will need to hold these points of interest until friendly forces come in to relieve and hold the positions instead. Operatives will then retreat to the main island and prepare to attack and hold points of importance there in anticipation for the invasion of the Main Island. After successful landings Operatives will work to find and capture Igor Zelemnikov and Hue Chin. Once Igor Zelemnikov and Hue Chin are in custody Coalition forces will move into the capital & establish a more moderate government. Zelemnikov & Chin will then be tried in The Hague. SITREP Mission Progress Notes Warlock is sending a certain M'Bala to investigate the losses of some of their hideouts, which we have now occupied as bivouacs. These Familiers as they are called are Warlock's personal soldiers. They are well trained and well equipped. We should watch out. Weapons Development Labs Cheng - Project Asp - Advanced Viper suit development Due to being uncovered twice by HIMF and CSAT and other global events we are now at war with CSAT. During Operation Thunderstruck a nuclear explosion occured at the Red Spring Uranium mine. The direct area around the site is lethal. At this time it is not yet clear what the damage of the fallout and radioation is. Completed/resolved Listening Post Leicester is now running and gathering data from secure channels. SAS operatives has been rescued. All soldiers are accounted for. ION elements have been successfully exfiltrated. Igor Zelemnikov and Heu Chin have been taken into custody. They will now await their trail in the hague for warcrimes they've commited prior to and during their reign of the Horizon Islands. Evidence provided will further support our decision to invade the Island Chain in front of the global community. Additionally, their capture means that the Horizon Island government is headless. We intend to make use of the ensuing chaos to offer a reasonable surrender to whoever fills the void. Our stolen Polaris Dagor has been secured and safely stored back at base. Weapons Development Labs Cheng - Project Asp - Advanced Viper suit development Liu - Project East wind - Secured and transferred to CTRG Zhang - Project Atrox - Weaponized Virus development - Dismantled - CTRG retrieved a sample and counter agent. Xhaio - Project Isotope - Weaponization of Radon - Dismantled Wang - Project Black Gauntlet - Likely the Weapons lab in the Uranium mine. We managed to steal a truck full of CSAT equipment. Included were guns, helmets and uniforms. We'll keep it stored for when we need to impersonate CSAT. Landing sites have been evaluated and marked. Some positions are mined but not impossible to deal with A number of military facilities are located on the western islands. Potential targets for sabotage/airstrikes An SAS team has made the mistake of driving on a main road through a major settlement, they collided with a HIMF APC which called in CSAT reinforcements. We have lost contact with the element. We can only assume that CSAT knows we are now on the island. All we can hope is that none of the operatives survived to be interrogated. It is likely HIMF & CSAT will be on full alert when our next operation rolls around. Bivouac Plymouth turned out to be a Viper training camp testing new Viper equipment called Reflectors. The assault triggered a very strong response from CSAT. It is likely whatever we found was very important to CSAT there Global consequences of the campaign The events on the Horizon Islands have lead to a third world war. While the world is mostly divided between east and west the division is much further based on the current and historic relationships between the two main parties; CSAT and NATO. A number of countries remain neutral. Most notably Russia and Argentina which both find themselves between both sides but have a strong enough military force to deter a possible invasion. The UN Security Council as assigned Argentina the duty of UN observer in the coming conflict. Russia meanwhile seems to be playing its own game amidst the chaos. Igor Zelemnikov and Heu Chin have been taken into custody and are being tried in The Hague. A number of assassination attempts have been made during the trail but for now both are very much alive. So far the trail has revealed evidence for the crimes against humanity committed by the pair along with the experiments CSAT has been doing on the island. Public opinion of our invasion of the islands and our response to CSAT's declaration has therefore swung in our favour. The rescue of ION operatives has made its rounds in the media back home. Aside from A PR boost for the military it's also meant Many PMC's are offering their services at reduced rates to our governments as covert soldiers. Intelligence agencies are currently vetting these groups and establishing a spy network of PMC's. The Red Spring nuclear incident has been devastating to the Horizon Island region. While the blast itself was minor, enough radioactive material was distributed over the main island to severely impact the agriculture there. Blue Pearl Industrial harbour and the villages around the mine will likely not be usable for the foreseeable future meaning a significant effect on the Island Chain's economic strength. A whole new deep sea port will have to be build. While we managed to destroy most weapon development labs we failed to find further intel on project Asp. it is likely this development will proceed and we may encounter more powerful Viper units during future campaigns. Nonetheless we have crippled CSAT's military tech strength and have developed necessary countermeasures to the developments we found on the island chain. Where CSAT may have had a leap in technology a year ago we have levelled the playing field CSAT is in the possession of an orbital laser capable of storing solar power and transferring it into a high intensity energy beam. While we have specialists working on figuring out the exact details of the device and ways of taking it down we will have to be cautious when fighting in High intensity areas. So far we know it can only be on one location at a time and takes time to get into position. It heavily relies on earth's rotation to get anywhere fast. Any Further questions in regards to the current situations may be directed at the officer currently investigating the situation by responding in the thread below. MidnightRunner, possiblyEOD, FrOzT and 7 others 10 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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