The Tel Aviv War ravaged the Middle East and disrupted the oil supplies, triggering a global energy crisis.
Operation Sand Viper commenced with a group of sixty Tier One Operators that are tasked to defend a civilian hospital and it's occupants from a force of five hundred enemy fighters. The sixty men are cut down to fifteen with one of the men that was sent to escort the civilians to safety. The remaining fourteen men hid among their fallen brothers as the enemy drew closer and quickly and viciously emerged from the sands, wiping out all, but one of the enemy who was left to wander in the desert to spread the word about what occurred. The fourteen Tier 1 Operators earned the name, "Ghosts" for their "menacing and unbeatable" methods which the lone enemy survivor deemed them "supernatural."
The First World nations who relied primarily on Middle Eastern oil like the United States, Russia, NATO, China and India are crippled and attempted to maintain order, but are stretched thin.
Venezuela, Brazil and Chile united under one banner to form the Federation of the Americas, allowing them to monopolize their resources, consolidate power over their neighbors and dominate the global energy market in the years to come.
General Diego Almagro, the leader of the Federation began a staunch anti-American purge, ordering all U.S.-born people living within Federation territory to be imprisoned or executed. This quickly drew the attention of the U.S. government.
Twenty United Nations peacekeepers are killed by the Federation and dumped in the ocean for the U.S. to find.
The command station of the U.S.'s newly completed Orbital Defense Initiative or ODIN was hijacked by the Federation forces who launched the tungsten rods at various cities in the United States. The specialists named Kyra Mosley and Baker fought back and successfully scuttled the station before the rest of the payload could be launched, but sacrificed themselves in the process.
El Paso, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles (Partially), Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and San Francisco are destroyed. 27 million are estimated to be killed as a result. The United States became crippled and was no longer recognized as a superpower nation and the Federation became the sole global superpower thanks to its abundant oil and energy resources.
The Federation launched an invasion against the United States.
The testing of the Federation's new Aegis-class destroyer prototype that was repurposed and reverse engineered from the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers proved to be successful. The bow of the ship was outfitted with an updated sonar pulse system which the sonic impact was purportedly strong enough to crush the organs and shatter the bones. Dozens of tests are performed on the human subjects, presumably Federation soldiers and none are reported that they survived the pulse.
Logan and David "Hesh" Walker and their German Shepherd, Rileyreconned the Liberty Wall perimeter and defended it against a Federation incursion. They returned to Fort Santa Monica and are ordered by their father, Elias to investigate the Federation activity in "No Man's Land" beyond the Wall.
Logan, Hesh and Riley made their way through an area 10 miles north of San Diego. They discovered a Federation dig site at an ODIN satellite crash and learned that a man named Gabriel Rorke was involved.
Logan, Hesh and Riley teamed up with two Ghosts, Keegan Russ and Thomas Merrick to rescue their partner, Ajax from Rorke.
The Ghosts with the assistance of an entire squadron of AH-64 Apachespinpointed Rorke's location to a series of oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico where he was captured and brought on board a transport plane that was going back to the United States.
The United States committed it's last remaining aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Liberator in an all-or-nothing assault to disable the Federation's kinetic bombardment weapons platform or "LOKI" before it could be used to destroy the United States mainland.
With the ground array destroyed, the U.S. astronauts hijacked the LOKI satellite from the Federation and destroyed multiple Federation ground targets.
Logan and Hesh boarded a Federation supply train in an attempt to kill Rorke and avenge their father. Upon encountering Rorke in the engine room, Hesh issued an order, "Checkmate" for the U.S. astronauts to fire upon the train. The train landed into the ocean where a fight ensued between Hesh and Rorke as Logan grabbed Rorke's handgun and loaded a single cartridge. Logan took aim and fired, apparently killing both Rorke and Hesh, but inadvertently shattering the window behind them. Logan grabbed Hesh and swam for the surface where Hesh notified Merrick about Rorke's death. However, Rorke, seemingly unscathed from the shot emerged from behind the brothers, knocking Hesh out and breaking Logan's arm, stating that he planned to turn him against the Ghosts and dragged Logan away.