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Graham is an American politician who served as President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.[1] Graham's term saw the emergence and escalation of the War on Terror.

Biography

First Term

After winning the 2000 Presidential election, Graham's first term saw considerable challenges inherited from his predecessors. Domestically, Graham was faced with the ramifications of the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident, which saw the resignation of a previous president.[2] Graham maintained the policy of continuing a cover-up over the incident, leaving information of illegal bio-weapons deals with Umbrella Corporation at the expense of the Raccoon Trials lacking suitable evidence to determine guilt over the incident. Internationally, the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Union only served to destabilise much of the world.

Graham's domestic and foreign challenges would come to ahead on the morning of Tuesday 11 September, when a coordinated terrorist attack devastated the American north-east, killing over three thousand people. In the immediate aftermath of these attacks, the United States led NATO in the War on Terror, intent on eliminating al-Qaeda, an Islamist terrorist network that had developed in the post-Cold War aftermath.[3][note 1]

Another creation during Graham's first term was the Federal Bioterrorism Commission, a federal agency dedicated to dealing with bioterrorism.[4] Alongside the FBC, a secret group within the US Army known as the Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team was sent out around the world on operations striking at terrorist groups and crime syndicates seeking to obtain bioweapons. Graham had direct control over this army unit, with 2002 seeing one mission into South America and another in the Atlantic Ocean preventing a missile launch which was to disperse t-Virus over American airspace.[5][6] This secretive unit would be sent out on operations under Anti-Virus Weapon Protocol No. 7600, which gave blanket orders to content with biohazards and bioterrorism as a matter of national security regardless of location.

In 2003, the Umbrella Corporation finally entered its death throes as the US government struck a secret deal with Dr. Albert Wesker for information which could be used against the company in the Raccoon Trials.[7][8] Though the bankruptcy of Umbrella's subsidiaries ended Umbrella as a threat, the bio-weapons black market only rallied its operations under Wesker's group, Tricell and with the 2004 Terragrigia Panic the policy of denying the existence of B.O.W.s could no longer continue.[4]

Second Term

Near-coinciding with Graham's successful re-election in Autumn 2004, Graham suffered a personal tragedy when his daughter, Ashley, was abducted by the Spanish paramilitary group Los Iluminados. The group, led by the self-styled "Prophet" Osmund Saddler, had genetically engineered a breed of mind-controlling B.O.W. dubbed Las Plagas which forced the host to take the orders of Saddler's chosen lieutenants. With Ashley, the group planned to turn her into a parasite host herself and a mole able to implant others in Graham's circle with the parasites. Soon after her abduction, the plot was foiled by US Army operator Leon S. Kennedy and Ashley was returned to the United States safely.[9]

2005 saw yet more challenges for Graham. The FBC itself was shut down following revelations its director, Morgan Lansdale, had masterminded the Terragrigia Panic to enhance his own position.[4] Without a sizeable counter to the threat of a domestic bioterror incident, the 75th Ranger Regiment was assigned those responsibilities. In November of that year, Graham initiated the Anti-Virus Weapon Protocol once more following confirmation of t-Virus being used in Harvardville. The work of Kennedy in that mission uncovered a plot by rogue elements of the defence contractor WilPharma Corporation to smuggle out samples of the virus and a vaccine to the Republic of Bajirib.[2] A second biohazard incident took place in the city of St. Cloud in Minnesota, in which Graham was forced to call in BSAA operators for assistance - something he had not done in Harvardville.[10][11]

Sources

notes
  1. The Japanese version of the "Leon S. Kennedy" file confirms that 9/11 happened in this universe, that it did indeed lead to the War on Terror, and that the War on Terror transitioned towards bioweapons over time.
references
  1. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (2021).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008).
  3. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Leon S. Kennedy"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Resident Evil: Revelations (2012).
  5. Resident Evil: Dead Aim (2003)
  6. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (2009).
  7. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), scene: "Credits and Epilogue".
  8. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), file: "Online Interview with Anti-Umbrella Activist".
  9. Resident Evil 4 (2005).
  10. BIOHAZARD THE STAGE (2015)
  11. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "The BSAA".
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