— A radiogram saying ‘now you are in command of the whole unit—make your decisions according to the situation, and consider all options’ sounds like a joke. How about a bit more tangible help? Create a corridor for us to extract and save the vehicles. Specify at least where through these ravines we can safely move—it’s a real maze here. Where is your famed Ariadne navigation system? All those brand-new planes with cameras? We cleared the air with AA guns, so deploy your ‘birds’ and get us out of here! It’s been three years since it’s been tested.
A maze… How ironic. What’s the opposing force? Two battalion? Three? ‘Consider all options,’ they say… I see only two options with these odds: up or down.