Following the devastating USIF ambush of the Arm of Orion's space fleet after Operation: Cipher, Arm forces were reeling from this massive defeat. To capitalize on their victory, United States Imperial troops decided to raid a massive supply center, crippling the Arm's very ability to wage war. Deploying the elite 1st Recon Platoon to carry out this operation, the US Empire destroyed every major facility on the supply center, crippling weapons, ammo, and vehicle production in one fell swoop.
Once 1st Recon secured the supply center, General Stone located Arm leader Soren as he is tried to leave the planet Atlas. Fortunately, 3rd Recon Platoon managed to corner him inside a large building, the Skyhook spaceport. 1st Recon Platoon was ordered to immedately deploy there and terminate Soren in an extremely vital mission code-named Operation: Entrapment.