Surgeyev. On a mission to Russian Georgia in 2000, I killed Surgeyev's predecessor, Maksim Lebedev. I would have killed Kudrenko as well had the bullet intended for both men not tumbled and ricocheted around Maksim's skull instead of exiting the other side as I had planned. In the ensuing gunfight, I crippled most of their Spetsnaz company and left Kudrenko with burns over fifty percent of his body. Surgeyev assumed command and rebuilt the company as Kudrenko recovered. In a position where it is almost customary to stage coups, Surgeyev remained loyal to Kudrenko, and now serves as his right hand man. He owes that promotion to me. But that didn't stop him from trying to kill me inside the reactor room. - - Gabe Logan

Reactor. In the late 90's Cordell worked for a defensive contractor that designed next - generation battleships. The design goals were to utilize remote controls for performing a variety of reconnaissance and other covert functions. Nuclear propulsion was a key feature, which would have allowed them to stay at sea indefinitely. Congress cancelled the program, and the idea was moth - balled. Apparently, Cordell never let it go. it's been obvious for a while now, but the St. Helens wasn't a supply ship. I doubt it even belonged to the Navy. - - Gabe Logan

Satellite photos. According to the timestamp, this photo was taken by a Russian SVR reconnaissance satellite two weeks ago. It shows the St. Helens being loaded with cargo at the Navy's Sealift Command base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. A second satellite photo, dated four days ago, shows IPCA recovery crews pulling me out of the St. Helens wreckage. The Spetsnaz knew about the classified cargo, but al - Jamil beat them to it. They didn't consider it was a priority two weeks ago. Judging from this salvage operation, their priorities have recently changed. - - Gabe Logan