I am glad to see the further repercussions from the fraternization. Davis is a special kind of stupid if she continues to try to ameliorate the situation.
I would truly hate duty protecting an insane Ambassador. I liked the realism of the State Department trumping the very clear and imminent mortal threats.
The tactics of the firefight were, unfortunately absurd. First, Clay has a clear shot at the bad guys as they were leaving their vehicle. One, or two, of them would have easily been taken out. Clay does not even fire. Later, the baddies were deploying around the SE (master locked) entrance. Ray had clear shots at them. He does not fire.
We had the old SEAL chestnut where grenades are scarce as hen's teeth - for both sides. You think an attack that well co-ordinated would not have had, at the least, half a dozen RPG's? There was something heavy-duty in that first plastic case which Ray/Clay spotted. Never used. Ray's position was the only one returning fire and the baddies did not send a grenade or missile to take it out? Then, the baddies have the most precise mortars imaginable as they took out cars, one after the other. Well, they did not have that ability earlier? Riiiiight.
The best, aka a new low, was when Clay did not instantly shoot out the lock. Beyond laughable. Surreal? Utterly incredible.
Why did the Captain even wait a few seconds for Blackburn to describe the live fire? He would not have instantly shouted the order for Jason to get his team to the compound pronto? He needed a conversation? Remember, he had been primed to give that order, anyway when the stand-down order originally came down. He stood mute. Joke.Now, if he had ordered them to standby awaiting a go-ahead from higher-ups? Cool. Not on him. Yet, as we saw, that was not at play.
It would be interesting to see what further military response has been triggered. There is little chance, imo, that Bravo would be forced to hold out alone for more than 8 hours. Then again, with the mortars the enemy has? They'd all be gone within a couple hours, anyway.