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Thursday, January 28
Goat, Cheetah, and Badger to active duty.
Standing force down to a dozen and a half. I need some more recruits.
And I need a new facility in Europe. Ears, at least, at first; an Interceptor as well, ASAP. We’ll go from there.
But there’s no money yet. I can’t say I’m looking forward to the budget meeting, exactly, but I’m ready to get it over with.
Laser pistols performed well. Squirrely aim, but they fire fast and clean. May phase out conventional rifles for all but my snipers going forward.
Monday, February 1
Who holds a budget meeting at midnight? I’m all for promptness but we could at least wait till normal business hours.
But then I wasn’t expecting to be literally handed a suitcase full of money, either. “Petty cash”, apparently.
So much for the weird news. The good news: the international consortium funding the project is happy with our work. Seven nations, in particular, gave us a funding boost.
None of those countries saw any direct intervention by X-Com in the last month, though. We may have briefly buzzed Spain with a fighter jet a couple weeks ago, I suppose, but that’s usually not grounds for a pay raise.
The good news is we’re flush again; with three million in pocket I can safely start construction on a new base.