Galactic UN's move to legislate against 'doomstacks' sparks debate
Galactic United Nations HQ, Anward Space Station, Paravox System
The Galactic UN has announced it is preparing to pass legislation that would significantly cap fleet sizes.
A provision called the Lanchester Act would enforce restrictions on so-called 'doomstacks', massive fleets typically consisting of an empire's entire naval capacity that can overpower enemies with quantity rather than quality.
Doomstacks are a potent issue in galactic politics. The right to bear fleets is protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Galactic Constitution, however a recent report by the Public Institute for Space Health (PISH) highlights that doomstacks are one of the leading causes of premature death in the galaxy, second only to Javorian Pox.
The announcement appears to have been stymied by the Galactic UN's perceived inaction on the Cevanti-Yndari conflict, wherein the Cevanti utilized doomstack fleet techniques and decimated the Yndari, in what has been dubbed "the bloodiest conflict of the month - so far." Critics have highlighted the Galactic UN has not passed any fleet-cap legislation since its inception in 2100.
Powerful xenophobic factions have argued any interventions will redefine the core nature of fleet logistics, the role of admirals and the general smugness associated associated with wiping out an early space age civilization with a 150k jump-drive enabled fleet.
Oozi, leader of one of the xenophobic factions told our news team:
"Same old story with the Galactic UN... overreach! They need to realise, fleets don't kill xenos, xenos do. The only way to ensure galactic security is to make sure every spacenation has a doomstack. The bigger, the better."
Legislators state the Lanchester Act is "well within" the Galactic UN's legal authority and consistent with the 2nd Amendment of the Galactic Constitution, a warning to opponents who are likely to challenge them through the judiciary.
Independent observers have warned the legislation will simply push spacenations into building several smaller fleets, and grouping them together, in essence acting as a 'team doomstack'.
> More accurate reporting from Ashley Easterbrook could not be possible