Gears of War: Judgment, will see why Baird, Cole, Garron, and Sofia have been "charged for treason because they didn't follow orders, stole equipment, and their actions could end up killing millions of people they swore to protect,"
According to a source via IGN:
Baird and Cole look younger in Judgment because Kilo Squad was only around during the two years following Emergence Day, as far as the Gears of War novel Coalition's End is concerned. E-Day happened 14 years before the first Gears of War, which puts us more than a decade behind Epic's original Gears game, giving us the opportunity to watch their delightful relationship develop. It also leaves Judgment open to introduce a young Marcus Fenix before he gets thrown in the clink for desertion.
Two people new to the Gears canon join Baird and Cole, but we'll need to wait for Monday's E3 trailer to learn more about who they are, how they're connected to these guys, and what role they play in Kilo's treason.
We'll have more on Gears of War: Judgment as events at E3 2012 evolve, keep it here!