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While the hidden homeworld of humankind's committed enemy, the cruel and unstoppable Xul, is ultimately positioned, the lads and girls of the first Marine Interstellar Expeditionary strength are assigned to tackle the Xul of their personal territory, yet their mission
Title: Galactic Corps
Author: Douglas, Ian
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 2008/11/01
Number of Pages: 400
Binding variety: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: bl2008028064

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His digital identity gave his identify as Senator James Witter, of the Commonwealth kingdom of North California. “The proposal, as offered to this subcommittee months in the past, used to be that the Xul presence in Cluster house will be eradicated. ” “With admire, sir, the op plan we submitted to this subcommittee urged that we'd have the ability to deny Cluster house to the enemy, and that we would reason massive harm to his resources there. That’s no longer just like ‘eliminated. ’ our greatest estimates steered that the Xul maintained an operational fleet in Cluster house of round 1000 starships of assorted plenty. The expeditionary strength possessed fewer than 150 vessels, no longer counting warring parties, drones, and minor fighters. We destroyed fourteen enemy vessels—” “At a value of thirty-three of our personal ships,” Senator Alan Connelly interrupted. “A loss ration of greater than to 1. that's an unacceptable ratio, in particular while a few countless numbers of Xul ships escaped the conflict unscathed. ” Alexander kept away from stating that, when it comes to tonnage, not less than, 1MIEF’s losses have been insignificant in comparison to these of the Xul with their kilometer-long monster hunterships. In any analyses of a battle’s good fortune or failure, every thing trusted the way you checked out it, on what statistical components you selected to stress. those sharks have been decided to color Operation Clusterstrike as a failure. they might settle for in basic terms these info that supported their preconceived worldview. “You discover, General,” Yarlocke went on, “that 1MIEF includes a majority of all Commonwealth army ships. The destruction of your command would depart Earth and all of Commonwealth area extraordinarily vulnerable…not in basic terms to the Xul, yet to different human interstellar realms no longer but allied with us. ” She intended, in fact, the chinese language Hegemony and the Islamic Theocracy. a couple of wars were fought with either states over the last few centuries, and because the Alighan warfare of 9 years in the past, issues have been simmering with the Theocrats—no open battle, yet no armistice, both. now not for the 1st time, Alexander puzzled if Humankind could ever get its condominium so as. Even the PanEuropean Republic, theoretically now an best friend, couldn’t be thoroughly depended on, notwithstanding they’d lately despatched a contingent of heavy warships to augment 1MIEF. The South American Union had now not but devoted both. The Russians, jap, and Indians supported the Commonwealth, yet them all had difficulties in their personal correct now—most of them regarding the chinese language Hegemony—and have been not likely so as to lend a lot within the method of aid, both in struggling with the Xuls or if one other intra-human battle broke out. Any long-range army process formulated via the Commonwealth had to keep in mind the chance that they can be dealing with one other conflict at any time, with the chinese language, the Theocrats, or either. She looked to be looking forward to a solution. That a lot, a minimum of, used to be encouraging. they could nonetheless grasp him, yet he’d be allowed to talk in his personal safety.

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