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| "I once thought I could save the world... now look at it"
— Spoilers for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided follow!
Task Force 29 or TF29 is an anti-terrorist intelligence and response team funded by Interpol. Its goal is to tackle the rise in terrorism following the Aug Incident. To deal with these threats as effectively as possible, TF29 has global jurisdiction without being impeded by bureaucracy. The task force has divisions operating all over the world, including Prague, Oman, and London.
In 2028, shortly after the Aug Incident, black market sales of weapons and augmentations, acquired by both sides of the augmentation debate, reach unprecedented heights. At the same time, local intelligence agencies fail to stop a series of high-profile attacks around the globe, by both the augmented and the "naturals". Blaming the failures on a lack of international intelligence-sharing, the U.N. pleads for the formation of TF29, an integrated anti-terrorist intelligence and response team overseen by Interpol. Joseph Manderley is appointed to run it and is aided by a series of branch directors.
In 2029, the Prague division of TF29 is sent to Dubai to deal with a terrorist situation. Despite the fact that the Oman Division is closer, the Prague team is informed that they are the only division available for this mission. In Dubai, the team ends up getting ambushed by gold-masked mercenaries but are able to prevent the mercenaries from escaping. One TF29 member believes that they were sent to Dubai intentionally to witness this ambush.
TF29 suspects the Augmented Rights Coalition of being behind multiple terrorist attacks, including the bombing of Růžička Station. For this reason, it wishes to bring ARC's leader, Talos Rucker, in for questioning. The Task Force sends Adam Jensen to ARC headquarters inside Golem City to extract Rucker. However, once Jensen arrives at Rucker's office, he explains that ARC is being framed for terrorist attacks and that the framers are in "plain sight" before dying from an unnatural cause.
When Jensen gets back to Prague, he learns from a stored NSN conversation that the head director, Manderley, is an Illuminati conspirator and is behind Rucker's death. Furthermore, the Illuminati are trying to pin a series of terrorist attacks on ARC, including a fake attack on VersaLife.
Once TF29 realizes that Nathaniel Brown is the target for another terrorist attack (with only Jensen knowing it was orchestrated by the Illuminati) the Prague Division makes its way to London to prevent it.
- The Prague Division currently has 86 agents in the area.
- The hactivist group known as the Juggernaut Collective slip one of their members, Adam Jensen, onto the Prague division of Task Force 29. The Collective suspect that TF29 is a front for the Illuminati.
- In a ingame eBook of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is proposed that the UN consider a creation of a new trans-national anti-terror force. This proposal was effective, since later TF29 is formed.
- Due to Manderley being an Illuminati member, it is possible that TF29 is the forerunner to UNATCO.