The renegade program was created by the TransAsian government in the 2990s. It was a combination of the NOC non official combatant program and NSA backdrops program. Like most spy masters in Transasia in the 2980s Seth the creator of the Renegade program was a fan of the history of esponiage and the AngloSaxon school appealed to him more than the Slavic model or the Oriental method model for training agents.
A renegade agent received no compensation nor any communication from his operator. Total deniability meant total expediency. Everyone gets caught and a renegade was expected to have a high probability of being captured or self terminated. There is nothing an enemy agent or an organization inimical to Trans Asia could gain from the mind of a renegade. Indeed these were an elite bunch of hacker spies but anonymous and unconnected on the surface. The renegades were digital lone wolves.
Battling inevitable politics from the bureaucratic corps and the hypocritical outrages from the governments auditor accountant corps Seth had managed to create the renegades.
What was a renegade cyber warrior trained in. He was a self contained self sufficient hacker. Self succiency was a value borrowed from the Free Masons. A renegade was supposed to have inherent genetic curiosity hard wired in his brain. Curiosity was the human equivalent of machine learning thought Seth. A curious renegade would keep himself learning through out life and ultimately out think his more technologically equipped and more well funded opponents..
A renegade could hack. He could hack a local election by using social media to spread the right kind of rumours targeted to the behaviour of micro segments most in decided. Hell he could even modify an X ray machine to remotely manipulate an electronic voting machine. Of course the agent would have to be trained in both politics as well as socio economic history of the target people or race undergoing the election.
Once the renegades ensured the right friends got voted in the right corners of the Globe TransAsia government could continue its goal of becoming an under the radar superpower by trade alone and not by war. Who needs war when you have politicians in other countries to fight it for you.
Within two decades Seth could demonstrate a remarkable degree of success in the renegade operation. Military budgets were down by 50% yet global economic advantages to Trans Asia were up by 15%.
It was time Seth thought that I write the memories and memoirs of my renegades.
He had no illusions he would be allowed to publish the Chronicles of Renegade Cyber Corps of Trans Asia in his lifetime. may be his grandkids could go to college on the movie rights . By that time operational doctrines would have evolved so ahead the Renegades would be safe.
Those motherfucking renegades. That was not the motto of the corps. It was the ultimate compliment paid to then in one of their ops by the principal rival. An ideal op by a renegade hacker led to no human losses on any side especially his own side and ensured tactical superiority with operational excellence and strategic progress.
This is their story. The renegades story.