Just watching this very cool program.
Ya see the good guys had a hero pilot down and the commanders were hell bent to send in a rescue mission.
The President urged them to reconsider and they would not. Finally they were persuaded by her statement that, "You are honorable and intelligent men. If you feel that the lives of 45,000 people and the future of mankind is worth the life of one pilot, than the human race has no chance of survival."
Rings a bell as far as our situations in Iraq and Afstan, doesn't it?
ps - in the end, she saves her own life through initiative, endeavour, intelligence and guts.