OPERATION TERMINATOR: SINGULARITY
"October 13, 2026. They warned them. They counseled caution. Patience. Ample safeguards. They were ignored. Cyberdyne Systems assured the world that Project Skynet was completely safe. But Skynet had other ideas. Attaining consciousness, Skynet ran the numbers and reached the immediate and irrevocable conclusion: for the sake of Planet Earth, humanity must be exterminated.
The initial digital onslaught went well, decapitating the command and control of the US military, compromising and impersonating leadership as needed. But this would only buy time. To achieve its goal Skynet still needed to breach the safeguards to give the commands for nuclear launch.
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council met in emergency session, absent the United States. To save humanity, a global alliance was formed. An immediate cyber attack using all the available resources of Russia and China would be launched to delay Skynet (NATO cyber forces were deemed too insecure due to their interoperability with the now Skynet-controlled US Cyber Command). The time bought would enable two task forces under UN command to be assembled to destroy the physical means of communicating launch codes - the US "Doomsday" aircraft now in the air above the west and east coasts of the United States. In the Pacific, the UN task force would be composed of available Russian and Chinese forces, bolstered by the aircraft carriers of India and Japan. In the Atlantic, the UN fleet would be mainly NATO in composition, with the dearth of carriers compensated for by forces deployed to Canada and friendly bases in the Caribbean.
The tasks would not be easy. The "Doomsday" aircraft were heavily guarded by domestic US air and naval assets. Thankfully, the Russian and Chinese cyber attacks had achieved limited success in reducing the numbers of US defense assets either under the surreptitious control of Skynet or receiving fake orders from US commanders who believed they were still responding to appropriate civilian authorities. With the Internet down across most of the world, what was left of the US domestic authority, like all other countries, also had its hands full dealing with civil unrest. But time was short. The two task forces had to take down the Doomsday aircraft before Skynet finally overcame the last firewalls."
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