To: Commanding Officers: 1st SF, 1st XF, 3rd XF, 5th XF
Subject: Defensive measures, early YE 30
Seeing our current situation in the war, we are reconsolidating the fleets to offer a more effective defense of our core worlds against the Mishhuvurthyar threat.
Elements of the First Expeditionary Fleet, the remainder of the Zero Fleet, the Second Standard Fleet and the Star Army Reserves will be merged to form the First Defense Fleet. This force will be in charge of being the grinding stone to the Mishhuvurthyar juggernaut.
We have judged that Gemini Star Fortress, with the First Expeditionary Fleet depleted from both the Second Battle of Urghlaflu and the Battle of Nataria, shall effect the evacuation of Hanako's World, Rufusland and Fujiko. We cannot hold Sakura's Gap any longer and will not wait for the SMX to overpower our fortifications; Gemini Star Fortress shall be stationed at Tatiana to reinforce the defense network there in compensation to our losses at Nataria.
Assets of the First Expeditionary Fleet, after assisting in the safe evacuation of Gemini Star Fortress and the population of the three colonies attached to it, will be put under the command of the newly promoted Shinobu Megumi-Taisho and their operations will now be centered in the Samurai Sector, with Virgo Star fortress serving as headquarters and resupply point from that point on.