This story is set in the Kuzan Republic. The defense minister, who will take part in a meeting of the next-generation Weapon Coordination Council, has ordered an advance onsite inspection. Ride participants are tasked with providing escort while securing an inspection route in “Public Security Section 9”, where Motoko Kusanagi serves as leader. Riders will use the Ride vehicle to enter cyberspace and, serving as a “Public Security Section 9” agent, join in an attack on anti-government forces.