I read for the 10th time the oni data drops, and this is what i understood (about operation red flag):
-the original plan was to sacrifice an important planet to attract a flagship carrier [CLASS-FIVE CSO/CAS] and capture it. then the spartan on that ship should return it to high charity and capture a high prophet…
-the plan was to rally all the spartans on the autumn (under the control of keyes) and when the covenant fleet arrived on reach, to lower the defenses of reach draw the enemy in, and then acquire transport by force.
-this is what they (ONI) did: they did a briefing with the spartans and halsey, while the covenant ground forces were already attacking reach (but spartans ?and halsey? didn’t know this) then they took the spartans on the autumn, but they didn’t tell keyes that the sacrifice of reach was indispanseble for red flag and red flag was more important than reach, so, when the covenant fleet attacked, he jumped in the battle.
Oni sacrified reach because they deemed it indefensible.
But the sacrifice was useless because they didn’t tell all at keyes, this is incredible!!!
Do you confirm what i wrote?
Is the old woman (parangonsky) becomming mad?
Did she forget to tell keyes that red flag was the last resource?
Or she didn’t want to tell him? (why?)
why, if they knew that reach was indifenseble, they sacrified a lot of UNSC personnel, civilian and ships?
Why did stranforth die for reach when he wasn’t neccesary?
How could ONI hide halsey, the spartans, the fleet that reach was already under attack?