|Security Level 3 - Restricted
The situation on Isep Xedi is deteriorating rapidly and the window for Starfleet intervention is closing. As part of the Doza Task Force, we were authorized by Admiral Quint to take action, but this preceded your arrival.
Per the Admiral’s directive, I would like to send a team of three operatives to Isep Xedi. I don’t anticipate any trouble on the way in, but the chance of violent conflict at the destination requires a small team and a swift ship to ensure successful extraction if our efforts to prevent the coup are unfruitful.
The first will speak with representatives of the government there and warn them without alerting General Balrath’s faction and potentially accelerating the hardliner timetable. This will allow the current regime a chance to defuse the incoming violence, and if that proves impossible, to prepare for it.
The second operative will open negotiations with the rebel headquarters at the abandoned mining facility in Isep Xedi to request their aid in defeating the upcoming coup. Given the hostile reception Starfleet is likely to receive from the rebels after Poltofor II, these negotiations must take place from orbit rather than in person, but use of the rebel encryption to contact them should get them to open communications. Despite their reputation, our monitoring of the relay shows several in the upper echelons to be individuals of intelligence and perception. I think we can sway them.
The third operative will remain with the ship, monitor for hostile activity and handle extraction as necessary.
This operation requires minimal manpower, a single vessel and does not commit any military aid to any faction of the Isep Xedi, but it may prevent the loss of many Xedi lives and the destabilization of the Xedi homeworld. Protocol dictates I seek permission from my direct superior, but as Intelligence is without a coordinator at this time, the decision is yours.
Intelligence Officer, DS13
38th Fleet ‘Argo’