After the failed operation in Verdansk, Lyons informs Laswell of recent developments. Lyons tells Laswell that the Kremlin has suspended all deconfliction channels, the US Sixth Fleet is pushing into the Black Sea, and that chemical weapons are now in the wild. Lyons concludes by telling Laswell that her fingerprints were all over the operation and tells her to fix it. Laswell attempts to downplay the situation by stating that intelligence is their best weapon, to which Lyons says they've tried and tell Laswell to get her "a better weapon", and promptly walks away.
Operation in Urzikstan
General Lyons later oversaw an operation in Urzikstan when an Al-Qatala helicopter carrying chemical gas was shot down by Allegiance Forces. When Warcom operator Mara reported incoming enemy combatants, Lyons ordered her to secure the crash site.