Having successfully repelled Kane's assault on the alien crash site, McNeil and Chandra entered the bridge of the ship. However they were soon attacked by a female mutant by the name of Umagon. Umagon quickly struck a deal with the GDI commander, trading the location of Nod general Vega's main base in exchange for GDI assistance in rescuing the Forgotten leader Tratos from Nod. GDI General Solomon was of the opinion that the 'shiners can wait' but McNeil quickly ordered a small taskforce to rescue Tratos. However there was a radar array surrounding Tratos's location: destroying the array meant that the mutants can rescue Tratos without alerting Nod prematurely.
With GDI battling Nod worldwide, McNeil was granted only a small force to take care of Nod's radar array. Periodic reinforcements would later arrive as the operation went ahead. The scout party first needed to take out three other towers and avoid Nod patrols before destroying the Radar dishes. Also they were to steer clear of any mutated Tiberium fiends and a Nod base that were rumoured to be in the area.