King Hussein and the Middle Eastern Alliance moved on Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Algeria and Somalia in what became known as the Desert Demolition. China's President Wei expresses great discontent and pivots Hussein and Asilas against each other. Tensions build between King Hussein and President Wei as both plead with Asilas to be in control of the war effort in Africa. Lord Samuel dies when her helicopter is shot down and Asilas expands the High Council to 12 members. Monica meets in private with Lord Andrew Richards.