[Operation HYDRA Decapitation Lock]
HYDRA is active in S.H.I.E.L.D. and beyond. They're working on something called Project Insight, conceived by Dr. Arnim Zola and Alexander Pierce. It's a program to eliminate all threats to HYDRA, or "freedom," as they see it, with the help of a predictive algorithm, that is meant to draw on past actions to determine future ones. S.H.I.E.L.D. was working on the same, HYDRA having grown from within like a cancer. Director Fury thought it would help ensure safety in this uncertain world, a gun to the head of everyone. We disagreed on this point. Where I come from, HYDRA then tried to take out Director Fury by employing an assassin called the Winter Soldier.
That's Bucky. He goes by James now. He's with us. He's broken off from HYDRA and has made it his own mission to finish stamping them out.
Fury lived, but the Project still went live, pushed by HYDRA within S.H.I.E.L.D., until the façade fell. Myself, Natasha, a man named Sam Wilson, and Maria Hill worked to take down the hellicarriers they programmed to feed from satellite information, to determine their targets.
Unfortunately, here, in this world, it seems that never happened. Though we're missing key people, like Alexander Pierce himself, Director Fury, Sam, Maria—the plan still seems to be in action, just more underground. HYDRA has been splintered, but they remain in sleeper cells scattered throughout here and the rest of the world, in enclaves, still working hard to bring Project Insight to fruition.
We need to stop this. I don't know how deep HYDRA is in S.H.I.E.L.D here, which is why, Sharon, Natasha, Barton, you're all very important in this aspect. We need to know what's going on on the inside.
There are a couple locations we're planning on hitting. There's an old S.H.I.E.L.D. base, probably one of the first, set up at the camp I trained at a long time ago: Camp Lehigh. Inside of that base, there's a secret HYDRA hold, and it holds the mind of Zola on thousands of feet of data tape. Natasha and I were attacked there before, the base destroyed by HYDRA when they learned we'd infiltrated, but not before we spoke with Zola. I am fairly certain, if it's still intact here, Zola and all, we'll trip an alarm going in, and they'll know we have them in our sights.
Second, there's a bank vault where
B James was being kept by HYDRA, a place likely vacated quickly, where we might be able to find clues as to their next moves.
Bucky has more information on possible locations. We need to figure out how to split and tackle this best, and we need to remain in communication. When Natasha and I did this the first time, there were only a handful of us. It was enough, but barely. All of you are integral. We need to finish this before they try to. [Whew.] Okay. Questions or thoughts? [...] Introductions?