In S01E07 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two members of Coulson's team are tasked by the Hub to go into enemy territory to disable a weapon of some kind. One of the threads of the plot uncovers the fact that there was no extraction plan for these agents. Coulson and his team finally take their jet to rescue their own agents.
My question is, why was there no extraction plan in the first place? Coulson's team was just sitting around, wasn't it?