You may purchase 50 Conflicted Directives for 5 Gold.
5 Conflicted Directives are also awarded as team-up rewards when teaming up with Allies. If you spend 5 Gold on an Energy Refill and then spend that Energy on Chapter 1 Normal Difficulty Missions, you can get more than 50 Conflicted Directives, up to 75 total with optimal mission selection.
After completing all required tasks of this Spec Ops, you not only recruit Winter Soldier and/or Falcon but also obtain Spec Op 2 Anthology. With the Anthology you gain permanent access to this Spec Op even after it has expired.
After the end of this Spec Op, you no longer need Conflicted Directives to play, but instead need an equal number of Energy (10 for Battles & Mini-Bosses, 20 for Bosses & Epic Boss).
If we keep chasing Cap and his merry men through the woods, things are going to get confrontational and they're going to get messy. Deploy someone who can get their hands dirty and this fight quickly and quietly.