The Limon-Naxla Exception was a Office of Naval Intelligence directive that ordered all field agents on the planet Reach to ignore or countermand orders from ranking UNSC officers below the grade of secure-clear Captain in the event of the declaration of WINTER CONTINGENCY.
However, the Exception was not a carte blanche for intrabranch insubordination. Field agents were ordered to use logic and common sense to decide whether an advantage would be gained by following orders in a particular situation. If the situation permitted, agents were also encouraged to clearly assert Limon-Naxla privilege when possible; otherwise, agent discretion was in play. This did not change the fact that superior officers could and would file reports on Limon-Naxla Exceptions.