It's no exaggeration to say that, as of this morning, a single madman has pushed the world to the brink of a nuclear holocaust. Our old nemesis, General Paik, has been suspiciously quiet ever since he was publicly disgraced and forced to apologize to the North Korean people on state-run media last July. It was part of the armistice agreement, and Paik didn't like it one bit. Now it looks like he's been using that time to plan a coup. If Paik pulls it off, it will give him complete control over every nuclear weapon in North Korea's inventory. According to Major Sung, that nuclear arsenal is larger and much more dangerous than we suspected. We need to send somebody in fast before the situation worsens, and that means the Ghosts. If you can cripple Paik's rapid mobilization of nuclear assets, a major international crisis can be averted.
Sources in Pyongyang indicate that Paik recently took control of a state-of-the-art command post, one that is designed to control and coordinate large-scale missile strikes. If we take out Paik's ability to carry out that sort of launch, it will buy us time to remove his other nuclear assets and give the diplomats some breathing space. There's no margin for error here, so move out.