Meanwhile, on the flip side…
To: G.I. Joe Team
From: General Dash Faireborn
Subject: Expanded Mission
First of all, I want to commend all of you for the fine job all of you have done in hunting down and eliminating any threats to America, or President Colton’s administration. I don’t have to tell you how important it is to the confidence of this country that we’ve had zero terrorist strikes since Colton took office. I want you all to continue your vigiliance, targeting threats as they appear. Our number one target is still the cult commander Father Cobra.
However, the world now faces a new threat President Colton is determined to keep secret from the American public, lest a panic grip the populace. Attached you’ll find photographs taken by telescopes and pilots like our own Ace and Payload. They show spacecraft unknown to us - many are taken far out of range of anything we have, including our experimental shuttle. The evidence is clear and incontrovertible – we’re being visited by something extra-terrestrial.
As ludicrous as it sounds, it is up to G.I. Joe to respond to this threat, and to do it with the level of secrecy and security on which the President relies. These things are here for one purpose – preparation for invasion. I want all pilots on full alert, and all ground personnel ready to move out at a second’s notice. If you spot any of these craft, I want them shot down immediately, and brought in for decontamination and examination. Take the pilots alive, if possible.
General Dash “Flint” Faireborn, US Army