The second Combat Assistant Artificial Intelligence program began when Marine Corps cyberneers sought to recruit Dixie of the AI Council to join the project of updating Jane’s code to work with the Marines. They reasoned that since the Marines held firmly to the tradition of being formed up in a bar before going out to be the terror of the seven seas, a former cheerleader as a combat assistant actually made an insane bit of sense. The fact that she and Jane and worked together for years to kill more Drug Lords, Rogue AIs, and other threats to America than most people could count was another vote in her favor. Dixie was happy to donate her code to the project, and the first version of the combat assistant to take the name Cassie was born.