Originally Posted by aaronwt
From nine year old children?
The vast majority of children are neither blind nor deaf nor stupid. They see, hear and understand things. Further, that 9 year old is in on a lot of sensitive information, whether he understands it all or not. If he writes what he sees or hears down in that journal, it could be the biggest source of intelligence for the enemy they could ever get their hands on:
- It will possibly give them information about their plans in Charleston and what they expect to find there.
- He might have written about specific people like "so and so who is a sniper" or other members of the crew and their skills.
- He might have given clues about how they collect food and supplies.
- He might have given clues about others they have met along the way that might pose a threat.
- He might have written about people's fears, desires, friendships or even their favorite foods that could be used as interrogation techniques.
- He might have written about the mech bullets they made or the heat shielding on the vehicles.
What might seem like an innocent kid's journal could be a wealth of information for the enemy.