The command center board lit up and General Adams turned on an encrypted communication device and listened closely:
“Major Mark Steel, US Army reporting
I haven’t got much time.
I’m hiding in the deep cargo level of a T722 Saturn Battleship bound for earth. I’ve been listening to bits and pieces of the deck officers conversations and it looks like this is the real McCoy…Saturn is breaking our peace treaty and have put together an invasion fleet!
I’m in the flagship Conquering Star.” Please advise. I’ll contact you again at 17:00.”
General Adams turned off the device and turned to his assistant Col. John Hedy. “Our worst fear has come true, John. Saturn is attacking us despite the peace treaty!”
Col. Hedy had cotton mouth when he asked the general what their next step was? The general knew it was time to call the president. It was up to him.
President Oliver Henderson calmly listened to General Adam then told him to prepare all of the US military forces for war. Then he called the president of Russia. Then China. Then England. Then Canada. The calls took a full day to make.
Only the Big Three countries, America, China, and Russia, had any kind of defense system against hostile aliens. It was still relatively new, and untried. The plan called for perfect coordination between the three countries for maximum defensive strength.
Earth’s defense system circled the globe scanning for targets for the massive laser arsenal to eliminate. Each country’s defense system had to be careful to change orbits so there were no collisions.
Each firing platform also carried Atomic Bombs, and Hydrogen Bombs attached to jet-drones that could be controlled from Earth’s command centers. The combined firepower of the defensive network was mankind’s only hope.
“Major Steel reporting
I heard two deck officers talking about how easy they expected this invasion to be.
I also heard one say Saturn’s Premier Warlord Sheth Zorneath is aboard this flagship. Apparently it was he who talked Saturn’s ruling Kellith-Ashur Lords into breaking the treaty.
What are your orders?”
General Adam’s deep voice was soothing and clear, “Mark we think we’re ready. What I need you to do is when the attack starts turn on your open emergency channel and wait for further instructions.
You don’t mind me calling you Mark, do you major?”
“Not at all sir.”
“Ralph. My name is Ralph. Good luck soldier.”
The attacking space armada approached earth at cruising speed. Russia’s spy satellite spotted them first and relayed the news to the others. The fighting platforms made rapid sight adjustments as the fleet got within range.
An opening salvo from six American and Chinese platforms struck two of Saturn’s Aircraft Carriers, disabling, but not destroying them. The return fire from the fleet pulverized all six attacking platforms.
The rest attempted to regroup at different coordinates. Some were able to fire all of their ordnance before being destroyed.
General Adam’s hands were shaking as he flipped on the secure communication device connecting him to Major Steel. This was it! One last chance…
“Mark…earth is doomed. They’ve knocked out our defenses. Is there anything you can do?”
“Affirmative Ralph! I’ve been scouting things out, and I’m sure I can get to the control room and sabotage this big tub. Tell my wife I love her, and we’ll meet again somewhere in eternity.”
Col. Hedy ran into General Adams office to bring the good news; “For some reason there was a star-shattering explosion and the enemies flagship was destroyed. The remaining fleet has fled.”
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