The Absence Of...

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PROVIDER: HUOXING ANSICAST NEWS
PROGRAM: WAR FONTS
TIMESTAMP: [2655.01.25 15.07.42]
Gunther Frei

Facts.  They’re what I’m supposed to be reporting, what the news is all about.  But facts are scarce right now.  Here are the few I’ve managed to find; He Fei has gone silent, as has Pulau Merah.  Given their locations, we may assume enemy involvement.  Shohan scouts have been spotted in a few systems, where they have fled in the face of any opposition.  The facts, such as they are, don’t make for much news.  So now we turn to speculation.  

The Shohan advance has almost stopped after Artemis III.  They send out scouts, conquer small colonies to consolidate their invasion corridor, and nothing else.  Are the Shohan limited by some factor as yet unseen?  Is there a logistics tail that we can attack?  Are the manpower requirements of planetary occupation forces straining their military?  Do we dare hope that the Shohan count Artemis III a Pyrrhic victory, one that they will not soon recover from?  It seems that the sacrifice of Fourth Fleet is still buying us time.  I pray we make good use of it.