This article describes events in a fictional universe. Events that have happened in real life must be referenced as having happened in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell universe in order for them to be included in the timeline.
The following is a timeline which represents all the births, deaths, events and operations that have happened within the 2000s, in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell universe:
The NSA experiences its first system-wide crash when the immense volume of high-tech communications technology combined with the accelerated pace of developing technology and encryption overwhelms Second Echelon.
Enrica Villablanca is involved in "monkeywrenching" incident at Highsen & Block chemical plant in Allachua, Florida, in which a security guard was killed and she went underground as a result. (Version 1 of Double Agent.)
At 09:28 Hours Sam arrives at a GFO Oil Rig in Georgian Waters to retrieve critical information related to the Georgian Information Crisis. The oil rig is attacked by US forces as Sam tracks a technician holding the information.
The U.S. installs a temporary military base on East Timor to train the developing defense of the "world's youngest democracy." Resistance to the U.S. military base in Southeast Asia is widespread and passionate, but the threat Indonesian militias pose to Timorese democracy is deemed sufficient justification. At the same time, the U.S. doesn't mind having an excuse to install active military personnel within easy reach of both North Korea and the largest Muslim population in Asia.
Springfield Demonstration; American/Indonesian terrorists unleash the smallpox virus in Springfield, Texas.
Anti U.S. resentment comes to a head under the leadership of guerilla militia leader Suhadi Sadono, acting with the unofficial support of major corrupt factions of the Indonesian government. Suhadi's men attack and occup the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, taking dozens of civilian and military personnel hostage.
LAX Airport Incident: American terrorist Norman Soth is killed by Sam Fisher during his failed attempt to unleash the smallpox virus in LAX. *The last smallpox-armed ND133 is destroyed by the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad.
The North Korean government releases no official statements and their ambassador remains out of contact.
While at the UN, Chinese Ambassador Long Dan urges the U.S. and her longtime Japanese allies to remain calm, calling the blockades "a legitimate response to what the rest of Asia views as a possible remilitarization of Japan."
In the eyes of many in Asia, the I-SDF itself is a violation of the Postwar Constitution prohibiting Japan from maintaining a military force capable of striking beyond its borders. In Asia, the memories of Imperial Japan are still fresh.
The National Security Council orders the USS Clarence E. Walsh to close at flank speed while working on a formal response.
Admiral Toshiro Otomo, head of Japan's newly formed Information Self-Defense Force, had this to say: "This is an another distressing attempt by China and North Korea to further depress our faltering economy. The I-SDF and Japan appeal to our allies for the military support promised us under the postwar constitution of nineteen hundred and forty-seven."
The body of kidnapped engineer Bruce Morgenholt is discovered in a village in Peru this morning. Implicated in the kidnapping and failed ransom attempt is Hugo Lacerda, alleged leader of the "People's Voice", a newly-formed guerrilla organization.
Guerrilla leader Hugo Lacerda is assassinated by Sam Fisher aboard the Maria Narcissa.
Sam Fisher is assigned to investigate the MCAS Banco de Panama for information regarding Lacerda's arms smuggling operation.
Third Echelon send newly recruited splinter cell agents to the Panamanian Canal Administration Building. Acting on information newly discovered by Sam at the Panamanian bank, they are tasked to search for evidence of Vice President Segundo Ruiz de Medeiros's illegal activities.
Admiral Toshiro Otomo, head of the I-SDF, is thwarted in his attempt to re-militarize Japan and subsequently captured by Sam Fisher. He accepts full responsibility for the crisis before the Hague, ending the East Asian Crisis and the Three-Block War.
Stanley Dayton joins the JBA. (Version 1 of Double Agent.)
Jamie Washington finds Irving Lambert inside the JBA compound. Lambert is captured and tortured by the JBA. Sam is ordered by Emile to shoot him and he reluctantly does so, under Jamie's supervision. (Version 1 of Double Agent)
He betrays the JBA and prevents the detonation of the Red Mercury Device in New York, but must escape capture by the police. (Version 1 of Double Agent)