ANN News Desk
From Alliance News Desk on the Citadel
January 8, 2197
Troop Deployment Approved
By Jill Scarlett
NEW ARCTURUS STATION- The Alliance Parliament authorized the deployment of forces to Chav by a 3-2 margin in a vote earlier today. This signaled an expansion of the Alliance’s military mission in the Terminus System colony. Prime Minister Hackett announced that the following forces would be deployed to the region:
- The 26,000 strong 1st Alliance Marine Division, known as “The First”
- The 2,200 strong 65th Infantry Regiment (Spec-Ops) from the 103rd Marine Division
- Assorted personnel from Naval Construction and Logistics Force and other support units
The current force package stands around 50,000 personnel not including forces already deployed to the area or subsequent replacements.
In response to the vote Speaker for the Opposition and ranking member of the Alliance Parliament Sub-Committee on Intelligence Thu Van Theiu called for an investigation of Cerberus resurgence and the Alliance failure to detect it.