With One Stone wrote: "Good," Hemphill said softly. "Then allow me make myself even clearer. You acted out of loyalty to Captain Harrington and the Fearless. I appreciate that. But loyalty must always be balanced with the larger perspective. Here we had a chance a small one, admittedly, but still a chance to feed Haven a line of disinformation that could have tied up its time and resources for years to come."
She lifted her chin. "And no matter what you, Captain Harrington, or anyone else aboard Fearless ever do with your careers, you will never accomplish anything that could possibly pay that kind of dividend for the Star Kingdom. Understood?"
"Yes, Ma'am," Cardones said.
I posted this before in the thread about Charles, however thinking back about all the Honorverse books I can't think of a bigger understatement.