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INTELLIGENCE RELEASE 04/JUL/2297
AUTHORIZED BY SKY MARSHAL'S OFFICE OF THE INTERIOR
TOP SECRET
*A speaker stands on a very large podium with a massive red flag hung behind him. The man is dressed in revolutionary fatigues, almost exactly similar to that of a Mobile Infantryman, but his BDUs are stark red and his chest is adorned with foreign, strange medals. Abruptly, he begins speaking in a strange pidgin language, a mix between English and German. An interpreter cuts in with low enthusiasm.*"Friends of the Commune, welcome to the first symposium and meeting of the First Intersystem-Nationale. Comrades and allies alike, let it be known the Federation has permitted our existence for many years on the cusp of their fascist military oligarchy. We had an understanding of peace, as you know, to the tune of the agenda of the peoples. The workers of the Federation have been oppressed for years - deprived of voting rights, yet our fair peoples are allowed the vote! Regardless of gender, race, status of service, wealth, or anything to that degree. The Federation developed alongside two other entities, friends. And one of those, comrades, was a socialist republic! Much like ours. What nation was it? The great Chinese Hegemony! And before that, prior to the formation of the "veteran republics," the free people had unlimited democracy! The people of the UCF are taught that the Hegemony and the Russian-Anglo-American Alliance's war happened. They never taught the political stances of both parties, aside from degrading our ideology. They never pointed to our freedoms. It was through war that our countries destabilized, unlike our capitalist neighbors who plunged into the depths of "veteran republics" after criminals and corruption ran rampant. Why must you fight to win your citizenship? I posit, comrades, that the Federation's policy is one of a "master race" - one like that of a very old beetle (literal translation), by the name of Adolf Hitler. Some of you may only have read a sentence about this man. Do not let history pass you by. I will educate you. But the representatives of the planets and systems here already know who that is, and the dangers of the fascists on our borders. I say now, friends, the workers of the Federation must break their chains, and we will give them the means to do it!"*Applause and chants of "ROD FRONT!"**The camera turns and presents many separate tables and party officials from systems and planets, many outer colonies. However, several core colonies appear to have signs at the back.*
(( this document is ICly restricted to extremely high-ranking officers and intelligence officials ))
GATHERED INTELLIGENCE:
FORMATION:

The Red Front was formed in 2176 by frontiersmen, or "jagers", very far outside of UCF jurisdiction. After the first encounters with arachnids and wide-spread separatist dissent, the Sky Marshal's Council decided to avoid confrontation and allow the colony to continue formation. After 100 years of absolute silence and very little information gained by intelligence specialists, rhetoric within the the Red Front began to become more hostile to the Federation. Several treaties had been signed in the 230s and 240s to guarantee respectability and territorial boundaries while the UCF focused on domestic matters with more studied and aggressive separatists (New Deseret, PGEE, Kumwaung Confederates), the Red Front aggressively pursued industrialization. More intelligence specialists were supplanted, but at many turns were "discovered" and aggressively persecuted. This led to the discovery by InSec of a mole within the organization leaking the names of agents and their handlers, and subsequently most agents had been compromised and put on an "observation status" by the Red Front, essentially useless roles within the party that resulted in no real intelligence gain. The persecution of these men was held off so as to avoid drawing further ire. However, upon discovery of the mole's status (execution on public television for sedition, private military tribunal, circumstances unmentioned), the Red Front immediately executed all agents. This intelligence failure resulted in the dismissal of several officers, including [REDACTED 28 WORDS] and private judiciary execution of [REDACTED 6 WORDS]. After supplanting new agents within the last ten years, rapid industrial and military buildup has been observed. Additionally, banned political organizations of territories and core planets of the UCF have evidently raised in activity. It was not until at the beginning of 2297 that evidence emerged of active training of guerrillas on Federal territory, military ship production through interchangeable civilian production, and pursuit of WMDs. Pictures of ICBM and nuclear defense systems disguised as tachyon towers and spaceports have emerged from reliable sources. 

SCOPE:

The core Red Front consists of the star LHS 1140, otherwise referred to as Busch, a red dwarf. The main planet of the system - and core of central Red Front activities - is the planet Thalmann, named after the early communist leader Ernst Thalmann. Due to a heavy industrial core formed by the initial "jagers" and bustling mining industry, the average life of a Red Front citizen can often be said to be lavish. The ideology of the Red Front is very similar to that espoused by dictator Joseph Stalin, mixed with certain elements of Trotskyism. The divergence of thought between the ideology and that of Stalinist thought is the belief that the Red Front is the premier communist league of space, and therefore responsible for fostering revolution in other countries. Industrial capacity has already been attained, the needs are now to spread the revolution. Red Front citizens are indoctrinated from birth to believe in the ideology. Most do not learn UCF Standard English, and tend only to learn the pidgin Deutchlish, a mixture of German and English. The first colonists of the system were settlers from Germany and the Kuiper Belt, these groups intermixed and eventually developed the culture known within the Red Front. Crime is almost nonexistent due to the very experienced and effective secret police force. The government itself is composed of a massive bloc of political parties with absolutely no deviation in ideology, this is an apparatus to appear democratic, yet the leaders of each party is controlled from the top by a permanent board of anonymous councilmen. National conscription is mandatory for citizens between the ages of 18 and 21, and a second voluntary enlistment is heavily encouraged. All citizens are considered military servicemen, required to re-qualify on their weapons and physical fitness every two years, although this requirement is often turned a blind eye to. As of recent, however, it has begun again with the rapid militarization.Gear for the enemy consists of mass-produced polymer copies of surplus federal standard, often substandard. The main military armament is a very early variant of the Morita rifle, converted to a smaller round and permitting more ammunition within drum magazines. In terms of fleet size, the Red Front has very recently started producing extremely modernized vessels, consisting of destroyers and even cruisers. Currently, two large vessels are being produced in the furthest reaches of the system, completely isolated from all citizens except for the workers and scientists.The scope of this rebellion is huge and cumbersome - this can only be explained by intelligence failures by assets within the Federation. Deployment to the system should be accomplished by an army group with InSec support.It is entirely unknown how far this separatist movement has spread to nearby planets or even core colonies within the Federation. In order to ascertain the threat, the Federation must react quickly and significantly.

 

Therefore, at this time, Sky Marshal Hudson has declared in private the precipitation of Operation Kaput.

 

It is the responsibility of Military Intelligence, InSec, and Games and Theory to:

- Execute UCF agents who have failed to complete tasks

- Interrogate and discern information from enemy combatants

- Neutralize any encountered councilmen and higher echelon scientists

- Establish Federal regulations and military law in occupied zones

It is the responsibility of the Mobile Infantry and other combined armed forces to:

- Conduct military operations against enemy regulars

- Conduct counter-insurgency operations after defeat of enemy regulars

- Occupy enemy colony until Federal Police and Frontier Forces can establish bases of operation

- After control is established, cycle divisions for RnR and gendarme duties

- Destroy enemy military infrastructure

It is the responsibility of the UCFAF Fleet to:

- Conduct operations against enemy fleets

- Multi-pronged assaults and boarding of enemy logistical, destroyer, and planetary border vessels

- Orbital bombardment of colonial industrial centers

 
MOTIVATION:
The motivation of our enemy lies in effecting a large scale revolution on a galactic scale. In private minutes secured by agents prior to execution, an agenda stipulated was "the conquering of our fascist enemies and other beings within the galactic neighborhood and beyond." Privately, the Council's agenda is unknown.
MILITARY STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES:
The enemy fights with a mixture of combined arms and overwhelming force, meaning our conflict will necessitate a conventional doctrine. Our enemy will use nuclear weapons against us if it accomplishes an objective, so disabling these facilities is a priority of saboteurs and the Fleet. As every single citizen of the Red Front is a trained combatant, they must all be treated as potential combatants, even within cities. Music is a weapon of morale, and speakers are within every single settlement and city for propaganda purposes. The use of music to instill courage, as well as substances which enable the ability to stay up for hundreds of hours is commonplace. The enemy maintains several schools and plans for guerrilla doctrine and drill regularly for both conventional and unconventional conflict. The enemy's armed forces consist of a regular army force, a new Fleet, naval forces, Proletarian Guard (which functions as a national guard and police force, the secret police is grouped under this), and an armed science wing.
 
PLANETARY DOSSIER:SYSTEM BUSCH
CAPITOL PLANET OF THE SYSTEM: THALMANN, 3rd PLANET IN ORDER, CAPITOL OF THE RED FRONT
PLANETARY CLASS: SUPER-EARTH
POPULATION: CENSUS STATISTICS UNKNOWN, ESTIMATES WITHIN 10 BILLION to 20 BILLION
MILITARY INSTALLMENTS: UNKNOWN, SOME RECORDED
PRIMARY EXPORTS: MINING ORE, URANIUM, POLYMER ALLOYS, WEAPONS, LUMBER
PRIMARY IMPORTS: FOOD, FERTILIZER, EXOTIC GOODS
SECONDARY PLANETS: - MATRIOSHKA, 1st PLANET in ORDER, BARREN WASTELAND, NO ATMOSPHERE - MILITARY OUTPOST WITH SMALL GARRISON- HARALD, 2nd PLANET IN ORDER, SMALL NORWEGIAN COLONY ON TEMPERATE PLANET, SUBJUGATED BY THALMANN- STALIN, BEYOND ASTEROID BELT, 4th PLANET, GARGANTUAN GAS GIANT WITH RINGS, MAJOR GAS MINING DEPOTOTHER SMALL OBJECTS
OTHER SYSTEMS OF ACTIVITY:
SYSTEM X-RAY 20
SYSTEM X-RAY 32
SYSTEM LHS 1139
SYSTEM WOLF 131

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