Torin reviewed the diplomatic missions Oliver had outlined and smiled, looking up over his terminal at the Earther. "By all means. We must be seen to be taking an active interest in the development of the colonies. Lest they forget who was responsible for their success in the first place." He took another sip from his cup of coffee and settled into his seat. "And restricting access to ship building components is of course, an important decision to make but one that must ultimately come from our coalition government. If you are prepared to put forward these recommendations, I will see to it that my signature is on the document alongside yours." The Admirals continued to sit in silence for a time, reviewing documents and situations which required their attention until one report, flagged by a recently returned MCRN patrol got his attention. A task force had recently returned from the Jules Verne system where they had encountered an assault force of light craft, judging from the photographs taken by the telescopes aboard the Martian warships, the vessels were old, using fusion torch drives and welded on torpedo tubes. Some even showed signs of rust, meaning they had come from down a gravity well. He flicked the report up off his terminal display and it filled the volumetric display between the two admirals. "What do you make of this Yaeger? They call themselves the First Wave Unionists, and according to this document they are not a fan of our little operation here."