I think if you can talk with him on the phone about MC and about him getting enthusiastically on board with recovery, then you can discuss some of your conditions for that recovery with him also. There's a chance it might even come across better long distance. Sometimes I think he's better at communication if he doesn't have to be facing you at the moment.

You'll have to make the final determination though. If he's going to be handling explosives over the next few days, for instance, it might be best to not have anything except his job on his mind. <img src="/ubbt/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />