Chapter 1104: Battle Meeting
Time quickly passed, and a week had passed since the Earth Defense Alliance was established.
With the joint efforts of more than 20 countries, the administrative and command system of the Earth Defense Alliance was completed. Celestial City was selected as the final location and the ultimate headquarters of the Earth Defense Alliance.
The purpose of the Earth Defense Alliance was to resist the aggression of extraterrestrial civilizations. Therefore, the organization had a separate administrative and command system independent of all countries and did not report to any country. Aside from major decisions that required voting from all member states, all matters were executed by the highest commander.
Based on the “Coro City Agreement”, in addition to the bureaucrats and military officers appointed by each country, the Earth Defense Alliance administrative officials and volunteers would be selected from member states’ citizens who had voluntarily applied.
Once the applicant was selected, the person would automatically be deemed to have given up their original nationality to become a glorious member of the Earth Defense Force. The person would hold a passport issued by the Earth Defense Alliance with free mobility in member states. Food and housing expenses would all be covered by the Earth Defense Alliance, as well as a competitive salary.
The trade-off of great benefits was harsh training and strict discipline.
The Earth Defense Alliance would strictly implement militarized management and even non-combatant personnel would need at least five months of military training. The training time of the Marine Corps and Space Soldiers was more than a year and not capped.
The ultimate goal of all training was to create an army that would never retreat. Even in the worst situation, they would only move forward.
Even if only one person remained.
While it sounded simple, it was impossible to truly achieve this goal without a decade or more of training. Fortunately, the space colonization ship was still many years away. Jiang Chen had enough time to re-sharpen the claws of the civilized people.
The Earth Defense Alliance would be a war machine that guarded the future of Earth’s civilization. From the giant spaceships to the wrenches of the workers, they all served for the war.
It was the only way for Earth to have a fighting chance against the fearless bugs.
Jiang Chen understood very well what kind of beast he was creating.
But he also knew very clearly that it was an evitable step that must be taken.
Celestial City, Earth Defense Alliance Headquarters.
Representatives from various countries walked into the external space station. They took the elevator and arrived at the office floor of their own department. They were the elites selected from various governments and military forces with a wealth of experience in leading and planning. They also had a preliminary understanding of space.
At the top of the Earth Defense Alliance Headquarters, the elevator doors opened and representatives in their nations’ military uniforms walked in.
A middle-aged man in a Hua military uniform entered and fixed his collar. When he passed by Jiang Chen, there was a smile on his aged face. He then extended his right hand to Jiang Chen.
“I saw it; great speech.”
“Thank you.” Jiang Chen shook hands with him, smiled, and nodded before he gestured. “Please sit down.”
The Earth Defense Alliance was established. Before the formation of the army, the parties needed to further discuss the details of the covenant. For example, one of the most critical issues that must be discussed at the forefront was countermeasures against extraterrestrial civilization.
An effective strategy was necessary to develop targeted defense countermeasures.
A total of 20 members of the Earth Defense Alliance Committee were present, including senior officials from national intelligence departments, experts in the space industry, and scientists and military personnel.
For example, the man who shook Jiang Chen’s hand was Wu Changfeng. He was the former deputy commander of the General Staff Department, Second Division, ranked Major General. The old hairy Russian on his left was a subordinate of Natasha’s father, and the former Special Operations Brigade of the 58th Army, also ranked Major General.
And the Frankberg astronomer, Anthony Leibniz, was also a prominent figure in the international astronomy field. He served as the director of the European Space Agency.
Of course, not all member states had sent their own representatives. For example, countries like Country F and Moro, without much understanding of the space field, hadn’t come.
After all the members sat down, Jiang Chen looked at the people present and began.
“Before the meeting, I must emphasize one thing. I hope you will keep the contents of today’s discussion strictly confidential, even to your home country. If you have any objections, you can apply to leave.”
Jiang Chen looked around the conference table. When no one stood up, he nodded and turned on the holographic screen.
In the center of the holographic screen was a star map between the solar system and Gliese 581. In the star map, several broken white lines were drawn. These white lines marked the trajectory of the vacuum belt left by Harmony’s space colonization ship as it traversed in space. If these broken trajectories were put together, a clear path between Gliese 581 and Earth formed.
“Based on infromation obtained by Celestial Trade, the distance between Harmony’s space colonization ship and Earth has shortened by at least fifty percent in the past century. It’s currently only 10 to 6.7 lightyears away.”
“That’s a high margin of error?” Wu Changfeng frowned, as he examined the star map in the holographic screen with seriousness.
“It’s because they entered the unobservable zone.” Jiang Chen’s fingers gently clicked on the control panel and circled a large dark area in the star map. “This unobservable area is about 5 lightyears wide. Due to the low density of stars, we cannot judge their coordinates due to the lack of reference point.”
“We have to prepare for the worst case. If they’re only 6.7 lightyears away from us, then we’re likely to encounter them within 50 years. In order to avoid them landing on Earth, we better take care of the problem outside of the solar system. Besides building a space fleet, I would like to hear if there are any better opinions.”
After the two Russians exchanged their opinions quietly, the seemingly reticent Mogunov stood up and made a suggestion.
“Although I have no experience in star wars, in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, we’re on the defensive and tactically inferior. In contrast, we have the strategic advantage.”
“I suggest we build fortifications in the Kuiper Belt outside the Solar System to increase our firepower to the maximum at the expense of mobility. This’ll also support the frontline fleet in the battle against Harmony’s space colonization ship.”