“Strike Back,” the original Cinemax series focused on the world of global security issues, is back for its second season as it continues to follow counterterrorism unit Section 20 and its core members, British operative Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Delta Force soldier Sgt. Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton).

When we last left Section 20, Scott unknowingly burnt the file that could have cleared his name for a frame job of planting VX in Iraq, which led to his dishonorable discharge. Season 2 begins with Scott on a security mission in Kenya and Stonebridge training recruits close to home and trying to be a good husband.

The above video is a sneak peek clip of the premiere. “Strike Back” is actually airing its first two episodes of Season 2 back-to-back Friday, Aug. 17 starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT Cinemax. Episode three airs the following Friday.