Created for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, (TRADOC), Breakdown was used as part of a regimen to teach soldiers negotiation and bargaining skills.
The follow-up to Trouble at Checkpoint Four, Breakdown moves the action to Afghanistan. In the vignette, two U.S. Army military advisors must persuade a reluctant, and possibly corrupt, Afghan National Army officer to follow procedures necessary to safeguard American interests in the sector. Negotiations falter, leaving U.S./Afghan military cooperation hanging in the balance.
With Breakdown, I had to meet TRADOC's goal of creating a realistic, emotionally-engaging vignette so that soldiers could consider and reflect upon the difficult decisions they face in the field.