After the Cold War, in the not-too-distant future, the United States and twenty-nine other nations come together on a joint mission in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. But deep beneath the glaciers lies a devastating discovery destined to shatter the fragile peace between East and West: a rare mineral called "rubidium."
Rubidium could be the answer to moving the world away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy source, or it could provide whichever country possesses it with a new weapon that could forever alter the global balance of power: a gamma-ray laser weapon.
Determined to possess the rubidium, the Russian government mounts a massive military operation into Antarctica. Russian military forces seize the research bases of the United States and other countries and take their researchers hostage.
The world regards Russia's actions as unacceptable. The presence of Russian military forces in Antarctica is in violation of the Antarctic Treaty, which forbids military forces on the Continent except to accompany scientific expeditions, and Russian seizure of the research bases and the taking of the researchers of other nations as hostages is in violation of international law.
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, has become an unlikely global powder keg, made much worse when Russia installs nuclear weapons in Antarctica, weapons purchased from Iran and North Korea for the war in Ukraine are deployed in Antarctica, and military forces from Belarus, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, and North Korea arrive in Antarctica to bolster the Russian forces already there.
When efforts by the international community to resolve the crisis fail, the United States and the twenty-eight countries whose bases have been seized and whose citizens have been taken hostage by the military forces of the Russian Federation decide that military action must be taken. To allow Russia to possess the rubidium would be a threat to global peace and security, and its seizure of the research bases and the citizens of twenty-eight nations is unacceptable. Even China feels this way and regards Russia's seizure of Chinese sovereign territory and Chinese citizens unacceptable.
The United States mounts "Operation Beowulf", a massive military operation with the following objectives:
1. Prevent the Russian Federation from acquiring and possessing rubidium for military purposes
2. Retake the Antarctic research bases from Russian military forces
3. Free the hostages held at such bases by Russian military forces
4. Expel Russian forces from the Antarctic continent
The United States is not alone in this operation. Joining U.S. forces are military forces from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.
And now, the coldest place on Earth is about to know the heat of the apocalyptic confrontation that neither America and its allies nor Russia ever dreamed could truly happen . . .
Join the battle for Antarctica! The following positions are available:
1. President of the United States 2. Vice President of the United States 3. Secretary of State 4. Secretary of Defense 5. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 6. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations 7. United States Army Character 8. United States Navy Character 9. United States Air Force Character 10. United States Marine Corps Character 11. United States Space Force Character 12. Director of the National Science Foundation 13. U.S. NSF Researcher in Antarctica
1. President of the Russian Federation 2. Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation 3. Defense Minister of the Russian Federation 4. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 5. Russian Ground Forces 6. Russian Aerospace Forces 7. Russian Air Force 8. Russian Space Forces 9. Russian Navy 10. Russian Airborne Forces 11. Russian Strategic Rocket Forces 12. Russian Special Operations Forces
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