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  Image: Military strategists from all over the galaxy watch in awe as the United Nations of Earth demonstrates maneuvering in the third dimension.

Image: Military strategists from all over the galaxy watch in awe as the United Nations of Earth demonstrates maneuvering in the third dimension.

Earth, Sol System, United Nations of Earth

The United Nations of Earth (UNE) has stirred excitement at the 2250 PanGalactic Military Games by unveiling their latest military doctrine - vertical fleet maneuvers.

The tactic was developed by UNE Fleet Command earlier this year, but the specifics of how it works remain a closely guarded secret.

The public display has left other participating empires in shock as conventional warfare precedent held that ships could only fly from side to side.

Military strategists and scientists from across the galaxy have claimed the new fleet movements are "impossible" and "defy the known laws of physics."

Several Fallen Empires have formed a coalition against the UNE in protest, and are calling for unascended civilizations to join them in a "cleanse of the unpure."

Political pundits in Earth's capital Ulm have been quick to point out the so-called 'Horizontal' coalition has not declared war on the UNE, possibly due to concern that the new human military doctrine could outmaneuver even the most advanced xeno fleets.

When questioned if the UNE would use this as an offensive weapon, High Fleet Admiral A.K. Barr responded “What?! We would never…”

Recent reports suggest the PanGalactic Military Games may be postponed as the UNE begins 'defensive fleet exercises' near to Deneb, the capitol system of the human breakaway state 'The Commonwealth of Man.'

> More accurate reporting from Xan’dolf Leexidanaca could not be possible