Patterson (the Nate of Alpha) spots some RPG guys and asks Godfather if he can shoot them -- even though they're not visibly armed, they're spotting for the grenade launcher. Godfather relays the request up to Division and gets the ROE change approved. "You are approved to destroy unarmed targets suspected as spotters. How copy?" Patterson tells his team to start killing the spotters whether or not they're armed, and one of his guys taps a shooter on the shoulder and then darts out into the melee to start. That part was pretty crazy.
The young Battalion guy that's always with Godfather alerts him to General Mattis, who's bitching out the RCT-1 Colonel, Dowdy, up on the road. "The question is why the fuck am I standing here looking at a fucking bridge that doesn't have my Marines rolling across it," he's saying, and Dowdy is trying to explain the mission, but Mattis just yells at him. "Not only 'No,' Colonel, but 'Fuck No,' okay? I don't give a rat's ass about the resistance in the city. Your mission is to punch through the city, put RCT-1 north of it where our objectives are. This is just a fucking sideshow. You had 7,000 Marine riflemen who have been are ready to go since for the past 24 hours, and you're standing here with your foot on your dick." He amends to say that it's actually his General dick with Dowdy's foot on it. Godfather comes running up to kiss some ass and Mattis tells him to hold the Battalion back for a bit. "When Colonel Dowdy here sees fit to unfuck himself and push through this fucking shithole, I'll turn First Recon loose." He turns to leave, and Godfather gruffs quietly, "That'd be my Alpha Company taking out their spotters. I'd expect this mortar fire to stop shortly, sir." Thanks for that, Patterson. Dowdy's sad because he didn't bring the General any similar treats, and everybody leaves Godfather all alone, staring at nothing.