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The second data drop is an investigation report on Operation: BRAVADO made by Vice Admiral Hieronymus Stanforth to Admiral Parangosky. The report, reproduced below, provides a brief summary of the battle, including the UNSC efforts of securing the planet from the Covenant.
- Original document: File:DDR-A340021-2300-07-18-52.pdf
|OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE/SECTION 3|
DUE DILLIGENCE REPORT – A340021
At any rate, this one was certainly a victory, as difficult as it is for me to call it that. I know the casualty reports are going to look ugly, but that's nothing new. We lost about half the battlegroup, as well as Cradle. Surface didn't fare much better either: Caracas, Huiren, Côte d'Azur, Silma and Enfield, all parking lots now...some because the enemy’s good at what they do and others because we refused to give them the opportunity.
It's just been so long since we’ve walked away from one of these things alive. We crushed eighteen of those bastards. I can't remember the last time that happened. And now they're gone. It'll take us a few years to clean up, probably a dozen or so to fix what was done on the ground. But they're gone... that's got to count for something.
A file's attached with some interesting data Iroquois picked up. The Covenant were transmitting something from the planet’s surface before we blew the lid off it. We’re not sure what it was, but it would not surprise me in the least if it ends up being grouped with sites like Onyx, Meridian, Arcadia or even that thing Halsey’s digging up on Reach.
Anyway, AAR is en route. Talk to you soon, maybe over tea?