DIAMOND ALPHA CLEARANCE
TO: S.G. BAN KI-MOON
FROM: GENERAL SIR ALISTAIR GORDON LETHBRIDGE-STEWART, UNIT D-OPS
RE: CRASH TEAMS
Following on from our previous discussion of 28 DEC (ATTACHED FILE REF: “NAISMITH/SAXON INCIDENT”), I am officially recommending the formation of specialized investigation and containment teams operating under UNIT direction, yet distinct from its command structure. These Critical Response And Special Handling teams (hereafter “CRASH Teams”) shall be UNIT’s first responders — tasked with investigation of potential incidents.
UNIT’s most successful period of operation came during The Doctor’s tenure as our Scientific Advisor (ATTACHED FILE REF: UNIT UK OPERATIONS, 1970s/80s), and I believe that more a personalized operational approach similar to that carried out during that period may lead to interdiction of threats before they reach the level requiring mobilisation of our full forces. In the case of the Naismith/Saxon incident, I am sure than an investigatory team would have been able to circumvent the acquisition of alien technology by the Naismiths, for example.
In short, Mr. Secretary, not every incident can be met by The Valiant.
To this end, I recommend the immediate recruitment of suitable individuals, and formation of up to 6 teams with worldwide jurisdiction. I have attached a list of potential candidates — all extraordinary in their own way. I feel that drawing candidates from outside the pool of UNIT personnel may provide the same sort of iconiclastic approach that our former Scientific Advisor brought to proceedings.
It is a new century, after all, and perhaps a new approach is needed — or perhaps, sir, it is an old approach.
Yours in service,
GENERAL SIR ALISTAIR GORDON LETHBRIDGE-STEWART