All they wanted to do was come and take pictures for the history books. If they can make it back home, there will be a retaliation like we've never seen in these current times. Our world's governments can't afford to be embarrassed on the stage of time, with all the resources they've had to build a utopia, but instead deciding to maximize INEVITABLE WAR.
Your small away party of historians, archaeologists, and videographers from the far future (a peaceful world) simply wants to gather intel on how these times really went, because today's governments have hidden a lot of the truth for the future to access in undisclosed and classified locations. In order to access the information, this rag-tag team of historians will scan, photograph, and write about all of the truths, bypassing the corruption of our warmongering modern-day nations.