Having successfully conducted the traumatic procedure required to remove the chip implanted by ADVENT, we now have an opportunity to study the inner workings of the device to gain a better understanding of their motivations.
With little time to prepare, we were forced to conduct an extremely invasive procedure on the Commander in order remove what appeared to be an implant carefully enmeshed within the occipital lobe. Although all indication were that the device was not designed for removal, concernes as to the Commander's potential longevity, and the risk of possible remote manipulation by the aliens left us with litte alternative.
Despite my concerns, the Commander has so far felt no lasting effects from the procedure and appears to be recovering ahead of expectations. As for the chip itself my initial findings are alarming, to say the least. The device is Psionically-driven by the latent energy of the subject's brain, in this case , the Commander. More importantly, it appears the device functions as both a transmitter and receiver, relaying information via some form of Psionic link.
Even After removal, I've had to shield the device to contain the residual Psionic fields surrounding the implant itself, for fear of what it might be capable of. If my current theory is correct, the Commander may have played a more important role in ADVENT's operations than we could possibly imagined. R.Tygan