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Guys, I don't think such a country exists?
Major: What’s the matter?
Iskra: Major, you are too fast to reject the proposal.
Iskra: If the extraterrestrial thinks she can help us find that lost passenger...
Iskra: Why not check out what she can bring to the table?
Major: Are you seriously suggesting to let an individual prone to escaping out of this classified facility?!
Major: I am absolutely against this!
Iskra: Major, I’ll remind you that you are now in charge of just the base.
Iskra: One phone call, and you could become a colonel Pronin...
Iskra: ...Or a private at some godforsaken northern border checkpoint with Tobolia.
Iskra: I suggest you to take that into account when making decisions.
I have heard of this being done to make sure that everyone is aware of who was in charge and gave the orders if something goes really bad. It has even progressed to lower rank soldiers asking for an officer to be on site to make sure things go correctly. Being the officer on site will get the blame no matter what, or getting himself killed and problem solved. Happened a lot in Vietnam.
The aliens for example could probably redirect asteroids to crash into earth wiping out billions of people and humans could not stop them... aliens could easily shoot down any attempts by humans to stop the asteroids or harm the aliens in spaceships.
In such a situation, trying to establish good relations with alien abassaddor is probably high priority. I think Iskra might be the smarter one in this situation. Alien escaping is least of their problems.
At the highest level (which we haven't seen) those who know about this see it as a great opportunity. Think of that technology which will advance the human race into a new era. Their task is to see that anything that could interfere with this smooth meeting doesn't happen. War is not an option.
Since both parties are guilty of something it should even-out. The aliens failed to recon the Earth enough to beware of any defensive systems in place, so it was their mistake (versus the mistake the Earth's defense made in thinking this was a hostile action.) Either way, it was a tragedy due to a lack of communication and couldn't be helped, so that's the level playing-field.