Falling Toward Apotheosis
Counter-Terrorism Will Lead the Way:
The mid-1990s began to calm the tensions that arose from the end of the Cold War. This time period saw a strong push, economically, towards a global market and the rise of the Internet. Corporations spotted the ability to reduce overhead by being able to outsource their workforce, while being able to maintain remote control via networked computer systems. Unfortunately, the new workforce would not receive the same benefits of quality of life.
The late-1990s and early 2000s began showing signs that populations in the “third world” were not as content as what was presented on the network news reports. Throughout Asia, Africa, and South America, groups of organized militants began cropping up and presented dangers to the regions’ stability. A.E.G.I.S. shifted its focus to take on a counter-terrorism directive, most prominently in the Kosovo War, facilitating much of NATO’s intelligence gathering operatives.
While the scuffles of instability would appear to take on a cyclical nature, they always seemed to be contained mainly in the “third world”. Then the world witnessed the United States become the victim of an organized terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The War on Terror came into existence and the G-7 Nations and NATO publicly financed A.E.G.I.S. in 2002 with the mandate of pursuing the perpetrators of those attacks and combat terrorism around the world.