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Knowledge about SOC operation beyond 2nd Knossos portal
During the mission "Ceremony" in AoA where you escort the Sanctuary Admiral to the Temeraire, Bei points out that "GTVA existed in the nebula beyond Gamma Draconis. The GTVA existed in the space beyond the second Knossos". But wouldn't that mission be a classified SOC operation and thus shouldn't be common knowledge?
Corey and Taylor's reaction (or lack there of) further indicates that it is common knowledge that there was an operation beyond Knossos 2.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Knowledge about SOC operation beyond 2nd Knossos portal
I'd venture a guess that it has been long declassified and turned into general military knowledge.

 

Offline Damage

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Re: Knowledge about SOC operation beyond 2nd Knossos portal
Probably a sanitized version of events with specific pilots' names removed, that sort of thing.  Possibly not even a lot of information about the events therein, or the existence of the "comm nodes."  The fact there was a 2nd Knossos would've been difficult to hide, especially once the Sathanas fleet started its approach march.  An operation launched through this 2nd Knossos *during the retreat* would've generated a lot of interest.
I didn't feel like putting anything here.  Then I did it anyway just to be contrary.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Anything that Command could convey to the public that they were actually doing smart and cunning things like those ops during that disastrous war would be a plus for their propaganda. One can imagine "pundits" making harsh comments to the GTVA command, and to berate these commentators, they would have a plethora of information that had been acquired through incredible effort and intelligence, if only to convey that they weren't being all stupid about it. That they were actually always on top of the events, and that it was due to the sheer scope of the shivan's strenght that they were all beat up, and not due to their incompetence.

It would be really cool to make a lot of fan fiction regarding other secret ops that were never mentioned in FS2 due to their own secrecy, in form of basic intel text regarding the war in retrospect 20 years later and so on (as in, BP, for instance).

 
Re: Knowledge about SOC operation beyond 2nd Knossos portal
If anything, the Second Knossos raid would be excellent Terra propaganda. Consider:

It was an operation conducted with no support, and with the most advanced weapons available to the Terran arm of the GTVA.

It was one of the only operations in the war with confirmed ZERO causalities.

It provided key intelligence about the scope of the Shivan invasion, and likely was used to justify the nuking of both subspace nodes.

It inflicted, relatively speaking, spectacular causalities on the Shivans. In that mission you could achieve, if you did it perfectly, the sinking of the three Shivan cruisers, around fifty fighters and bombers, and three previously unseen Shivan communication nodes.

Take for example the raid on Osama Bin Laden, while parts of that operation are still classified, it's positive affect on morale was too extreme to leave it completely classified.