Modern Warfare 2 - Part 2
2016 (cont): No-one has a clue about Shepherd's crazy agenda, and everyone is busy frying bigger fish - namely a fish called World War III.
Task Force 141, desperately trying to link Makarov to the airport massacre, chase down a lead in Rio de Janeiro. The squad locate and subdue Rojas, a weapons dealer who has worked with the terrorist. Rojas reveals that Makarov's worst enemy, Prisoner #627, is held prisoner in a Russian gulag.
The Russian military invades the United States, and thanks to the stolen data from the ACS module, they manage to do this without anyone noticing until its too late. US Rangers Private James Ramirez is one of many troops who attempt to repel the attackers, but the conflict is brutal - especially since the Russians are successfully contesting American airspace.
MacTavish, Roach and the others successfully assault the gulag and rescue Prisoner #627, who naturally turns out to be Captain Price; at this point MacTavish regains his old nickname. Price joins Task Force 141 and says he'll help go after Makarov, but first he wants to do something about the war in the USA. To this end, the squad invade a Russian port - in defiance of Shepherd's orders - and Price personally captures a nuclear submarine. To the alarm of everyone but himself, Price then launches a nuke at Washington DC.
Price programmes the missile to detonate in the Earth's upper atmosphere, killing an innocent astronaut in the process. More helpfully, the nuclear explosion creates an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) over the US Capital, disabling most electronics in the region and causing all the Russian helicopters to fall right out of the sky. This effect comes just in the nick of time for Ramirez and his squadmates, who successfully recapture The White House in time to call off a massive American airstrike - one that would have otherwise flattened the city.