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I always wondered if this Service later became the BSAA or not. During the Caucasus Operation it is stated that Chris and Jill had joined a regional biohazard containment unit, does this mean that the PABS was actually Russian and formed by the Russian Government? Chris and Jill had a different gear than most of the members, this makes me wonder if Chris, Jill and Bronson were the only PABS members involved in the operation and the rest of the soldiers were actually part of some anti-biohazard branch of the Russian Military itself, this would explain how Chris and Jill "joined a regional biohazard containment unit".
Files in RE5 stated that the BSAA was formed due to funding provided by the Federation Of Pharmaceutical Companies but it remains unknown if the PABS later became the BSAA. By 2004 during the events of Revelations, the BSAA was already active, were Chris and Jill the only remaining members of the PABS to join the BSAA?
Who was the leader of PABS? Like, who was in command of overseeing their operations?
Unfortunately, there isn't that much information regarding this unit and I would like to know more.

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In the BIOHAZARD 5 Kaitai Shinsho guide, it's identified as "the precursor organization to the BSAA." It is also known to have been funded by Umbrella's rival pharmaceutical companies, who are most likely the same ones within the Federation who established the BSAA.

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>It is believed that Chris and Jill's private anti-Umbrella military unit became one of the original forms at the time of its foundation.


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• As agents of a private anti-bioterrorism force (BSAA precursor organization), Chris and Jill take part in the mission to destroy the Umbrella Caucasus Laboratory in Russia. They successfully destroy the new B.O.W. "T-A.L.O.S."

So for all intents and purposes, the Private Anti-Biohazard Service and the BSAA are the same organization, simply with a name change (assuming "Private Anti-Biohazard Service" is a name at all). I'm contemplating merging the two articles.

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News Bot wrote:

In the BIOHAZARD 5 Kaitai Shinsho guide, it's identified as "the precursor organization to the BSAA." It is also known to have been funded by Umbrella's rival pharmaceutical companies, who are most likely the same ones within the Federation who established the BSAA.

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>It is believed that Chris and Jill's private anti-Umbrella military unit became one of the original forms at the time of its foundation.


Quote:
2003
February 18
• As agents of a private anti-bioterrorism force (BSAA precursor organization), Chris and Jill take part in the mission to destroy the Umbrella Caucasus Laboratory in Russia. They successfully destroy the new B.O.W. "T-A.L.O.S."

So for all intents and purposes, the Private Anti-Biohazard Service and the BSAA are the same organization, simply with a name change (assuming "Private Anti-Biohazard Service" is a name at all). I'm contemplating merging the two articles.

Thank you for the valuable info! That BIO5 Katai Shinsho guide is some very rare book to put my hands on here in Portugal. Thanks again! 
But who was the PABS leader? Clive R.O'brian was already integrated there? Also, any explanation about the different tactical gears?
Were those other soldiers with Chris and Jill actually members of some branch of the Russian Military?
As far as I know, the PABS didn't have any branches, they were most likely a single unit composed of some members that survived biohazardous threats, they weren't as big as the latter BSAA.
They responded directly to Federation Pharmaceutical Companies? 
I believe that Chris, Jill and Bronson were the only PABS members involved in the operation and the remaining soldiers were part of some Russian Military branch. Wesker said that Chris and Jill had joined a "Regional Biohazard Containment Unit", that means that PABS joined some Russian unit.
I'm still confused regarding these matters.

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The simple answer to all of that is we don't know, there has never been much information released on the PABS.

"Regional biohazard containment unit" was just an attempt by the translators at a fancy-sounding translation. It's just "Private Anti-Biohazard Service", or Private Anti-Bioterrorism Force in some sources.

Now, the Umbrella Chronicles novels do imply that Chris and Jill joined up with a Russian branch of their organization, but they're not canon even though they do contain some story material that didn't make it into the games, we cannot tell for sure which are still canon and which are not:

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Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, both former members of the special task force unit S.T.A.R.S. of the Raccoon City Police Department, had made their way to Russia. The Russian branch of Umbrella now continued the company's research. For better or worse it was here that they'd been working on the development of new biological weapons, and was not least the basic location of the T-Virus, Chris and Jill had learned of this. In other words, the Umbrella lizard had survived having its tail bitten off and had fled to Russia. Several espionage activities were soon to be rendered as to ensure that all those nasty rumours were true. The Russian branch of the Umbrella Corporation had worked effectively in the development of new biogenetic weapons. These developments served as a springboard to expand Umbrella's business activities to crisis regions throughout the world.

Chris and Jill cooperated with a local anti-biohazard unit in Russia and then got wind of the existence of a 'Factory of Nightmares'. Now they just had to infiltrate this factory unnoticed and put a stop to their activities, at least that's what Jill and her comrades had introduced in such a way.

"One moment," said a giant of a man in combat fatigues. He was the commander of the anti-biohazard unit. It was in the meeting room of the unit's command center in Russia. "The Russian government believes that actions against Umbrella's expansion in Russia are required."

The facial expression of the man was so angry that a child would probably have immediately burst into tears at the sight of him. But in contrast to this, his voice and expressions were rather gentle. After all, the commander was an MIT graduate, a true intellectual then. The man continued: "The Russian government has hesitated to set the regular army on Umbrella, but permission for the use of our special forces should be granted. That's not to say that a permit would be given on the safe side."

"By permit, you mean granted off the record, no official permission?" Chris quipped.

"However," admitted the Captain. "The government does not want to leave any evidence that it has granted the necessary permission."

"Couldn't we just leave without permission?" Asked Chris.

The giant man twisted his face into a grimace. Actually, it was a grin, but it was doubtful anybody recognised it as such.

"This is not the same thing," he said. "Without occuring official permission prior, the government would never tolerate an unofficial military operation. Worst case scenario if that were to occur the US army could consider taking action againt us and turn us into mincemeat.."

Then we need to get permission then, that the government acts as though it's looking away, though really it's clear that they see everything?"

"That's it."

"I'm not quite getting this." Said Jill. "We came here just over a week ago because we were told that the plan of operations would be finalized in practice. And now that we're here, we're told that suddenly the government's permission is still pending and that this permission, once granted, cannot officially exist." She looked the captain sharply in the face. "I'm sick and tired of the mentality of you civil officials. And I have a nose just as full of your shenanigans behind the scenes."

The man listened in silence.

"For a week we've been put off repeatedly from one day to the next, but I won't wait any longer! As we sit here, work is continuing with Umbrella's insidious plot! You know as well as we do what happened to Raccoon City! Don't you realise that Russia could be plagued by a disaster with far worse consequences than Chernobyl?"

"That would be a problem," replied the man, but he wore an expression that he was not taking Jill's statement particularly seriously.

The attitude of their counterpart only fuelled Jill's anger further. Chris also looked strained sat next to her;

"Look, we haven't come to argue with you. We all want the same thing, the fall of the Umbrella Corporation. But we cannot wait any longer. You've had nevertheless a year's preparation time before we came here. We've tolerated each other long enough, don't you think?"

The giant nodded slowly.

"All right. But all I can say now is that I can't give you a definitive answer off the cuff." He glanced at his watch. "Let's say I'll give you the final answer within twelve hours."

"Depending on how that response comes, we'll go on alone and will still be active. That would certainly have unpleasant consequences for you."

"I refuse to be blackmailed. And I'm sure we'll come to a mutually satisfactory solution."

"That's what we expect," said Chris, holding out his hand.

"I am grateful for your good cooperation."

He extended his huge hand to Chris's and they shook.

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Chris and Jill were two of the original 10 members that formed the BSAA.

it never states who the other 8 were. This is all we know.

they may  have carried all the assets from PABS over to BSAA.

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I wonder, since TRICELL was the chief or one of the chief funding sources for the BSAA (formerly this small unit), does that mean that Albert and Excella first formed their partnership just before the incident at the Caucasus Laboratory? He did have surveillance equipment on Chris and Jill's transport. Could he have given her some of his recovered Umbrella assets, requested the surveillance equipment be put in place, then given her more after stealing Umbrella's Archive?

Regarding SIDE A and SIDE B (I'm guessing those are the novels you mean), is the detail about Albert being able to mentally control and see what other t-Virus infectees see Canon? Might this explain how Alex's consciousness gave Natalia the ability to see t-Phobos infectees through walls and Glasps while they were camouflaged?

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Wesker partnered with Excella after the raid on the Caucasus Laboratory. I don't think he used surveillance equipment in the helicopters, I think that audio device just picks up nearby audio.

Wesker's psychic virus powers only exist in the novels, although the developers did use the novels as a reference when they created Wesker Mode for the biohazard 0 HD REMASTER.

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Ah, that makes sense too. Thanks!

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Thank you NewsBot, once again, for the valuable info!
Those novels, despite not being canon, add some good background that fits perfectly in the games. That whole conversation with the Commander would fit nicely into the canon universe and it actually explains why Chris and Jill said that they couldn't wait for authorization from the Russian Government.
I think it's up to us to say what we consider canon and what we don't, because certain explanations in the novels actually make a lot of sense, like the one you showed.
So, PABS really joined forces with a special unit from the Russian Military, that would also explain the differences in the uniforms. PABS was a small unit from what I can tell (Chris, Jill, Bronson, the guy that talks on the radio and maybe a few more). It was only funded by the Federation of Pharmaceutical Companies but they most likely would be called into action if a certain government said so (according to that conversation with the command) even though, I find it odd that an actual leader of the unit was never even mentioned, like O'Brian and that HQ guy that oversees the operations in RE5 and 6.
Given this, I assume that PABS was composed of agents only and the leaders would be the Government of said countries they were to be deployed in.
We also must not forget the Prelude to the Fall comic book, where Chris and Jill were deployed to a small village only to investigate and not actually fight B.O.W's. This might prove us that the unit was most likely an investigative task force that would need the backup from the Government's own forces to execute combat operations, like the Caucasus Operation.
I would say that PABS was simply an Anti-Bioterrorism task force for hire by certain Governments who wanted to conceal their involvement in those operations. 
Also, the FBC was already formed by the time of the Caucasus Operation... But they were an official Anti-Bioterrorism organization with Lansdale as their leader. The world already had the FBC as an established anti-B.O.W organization, so the PABS was there only to execute secret operations that said Government didn't want to share with anyone else.
After the Caucasus Operation, all members of PABS were transferred to the newly formed BSAA (I believe that O'Brian was somehow involved with PABS, since he is one of the Original Eleven). We all know that the BSAA was still an NGO from 2004 to 2005, they didn't even had worldwide branches, only the HQ branch (even the BSAA emblem only had BSAA into it without the identification of a certain branch like the American and European branches).
We can clearly see that PABS wasn't that big, given how small the BSAA was in Revelations. The BSAA was obviously a little bigger than PABS since they were something more serious but PABS itself was very limited in members.

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Given that the BSAA never got along with the FBC, it wouldn't surprise me that the original organization would be more of a secret operation on behalf of the governments of the world. The FBC probably knew this, resented not being the one and only authority on B.O.W.s, and had a much more public feud when their rivals became the BSAA.

I'm for merging the articles. I don't consider "private anti-biohazard service" a name, more like a general description of the early group.

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I think headcanon is fine for the UC novels A&B, but it cant be considered canon unless it has in effect been authorised. Im sure NB knows more about thier history.

whilst there are some good points, the psychic link is far to Paul W S Anderson for me.

However in headcanon - why not?!! I like to include the Confidential Report games, for me theres solid enough reasons why they can be included. but at the moment they are non-canon. Equally there is a small non-important file in Prima's "official" strategy guide for RE Survivor. it's post the game with Ark set in 1999. God knows who actually wrote the file, but its completely non-canon, but i like it in my timeline!

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The novels also use the "nuclear reactor meltdown" plot from the second movie. The author made a lot of goofy decisions, including making every single rifle an AK.

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It's like Neptune said, we can consider some amount of information canon as long as it fits the timeline of the series.
That whole conversation with the Commander fits perfectly before the Caucasus Operation.
By far, PABS did become the BSAA but any possible information regarding their representative or leader? I don't believe that agents operated on their own, they must've had some higher up... Even though, we all saw that Chris was kind of like a Captain figure for the Service since he was giving commands during the operation.
But, despite being a small unit, they possibly had mission coordenators and some intelligence analysts, right?

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