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[OOC: Since I am headed off to work for the week tomorrow, I am getting this thread started now, that withstanding, I fully intend to try to respect Shadow's request as things go down in the Holy American Empire]

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With the crumbling of the Holy American Empire, the North American community was sure to act, and at the vanguard of that act would be the forces of the Cajun Federation, under the auspices of the newly-declared "Lafayette Doctrine". The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico was a strategic highway, not only for military vessels but for economic traffic as well. A destabilization of the state of affairs in these regions was the farthest thing from what the Federation, and presumably, her neighbors, wanted. With forces from the Federation repositioned in Cuba for this endeavor, the Cajun Federation was well-positioned to execute a stabilization operation that would range across the Caribbean. After an emergency strategy session, Operation [i]Urgent Constable[/i] was agreed upon by the Lady Protector, Congressional Leaders, and the Council of Ministers.

A complex combined-arms operation, [i]Urgent Fury[/i] would kick off with a joint airborne/amphibious operation that would be launched simultaneously on the islands of Jamaica and Hispaniola. Using the ships of the [i]Le Loutre[/i] and [i]Boishébert[/i] carrier groups, which would split into two task groups for their missions. The [i]Le Loutre[/i] battlegroup, with two destroyers, one cruiser, one frigate, three littoral combat ships, two attack submarines, and one guided missile submarine, as well as three amphibious warfare ships and the command ship [i]Harbinger[/i], would sail for Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Santiago de Cuba, carrying the balance of the 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Brigade. Sailing for Hispaniola would be the elements of the [i]Boishébert[/i] carrier group, with one destroyer, two frigates, two cruisers, two littoral combat ships, two attack submarines, along with three amphibious warfare ships, would sail from Guantanamo Bay, for Port-de-Paix.

Simultaneously, overhead, transport aircraft supported by almost three-hundred fighters from various fighter groups began leaving to airdrop airborne forces into designated drop zones. First Battalion of the 2nd Regiment, 179th Airborne Brigade would land at Montego Bay, Jamaica, to establish a secure base of operations at the airport. A battalion from the 31st Airborne Brigade would make a simultaneous landing at Anse-a-Galets, on the island of Ile de la Gonave, to also capture the airport there, and establish a base of its own. At Port-de-Paix, another two battalions from the 31st Airborne Brigade would make a landing an hour before the amphibious operation began. Each airborne force would include a platoon from Group 62, the Cajun Federations' elite Tier-1 Special Operations Force. Flying in the large airborne convoy, would be support aircraft, including a single AC-130 for each airborne force. AWACS and JSTARS aircraft would provide battlefield management in the air and on the ground, while air-to-air refueling aircraft would support the large amount of combat aircraft over what could be potential combat zones.

As the task forces and aircraft fleets approached within one-hundred and fifty nautical miles, the Cajun ships, which had full air support from both land-based and carrier-based aircraft, would transmit a message to the Holy American Empire, declaring that the Cajun Federation's forces were approaching to provide military forces for stabilization operations about the Caribbean. These messages would be transmitted from both ships, and aircraft, including EC-130 PsyOps Aircraft, which broadcasted these messages over a wide range of frequencies. While the Federation was signalling its intent to the Holy American Empire, landing zones of both airborne and amphibious forces were left out of the broadcast. EC-130H Compass Call Electronic Warfare Aircraft would be on hand to jam and suppress air defense networks, but would not go active unless things got hostile.


[center][b][size="6"]Cajun Federation Official Statement[/size][/b]


"With the state of affairs now at a critical juncture in the Holy American Empire, the Cajun Federation hereby announces its intent to stabilize the Caribbean Region using limited military forces to enforce law and order. The Federation is not seeking to declare war or begin a series of hostilities with the Empire, but to ensure the stability of the region. For this reason, we are inviting a multinational force to assist us in this endeavor, which will involve any nation that would like to participate in this operation. The Cajun Federation will not be annexing any of this territory, but is considering this operation to be more along the lines of a stewardship, until local self-determination can ensure a transfer of power to a new national government, or until the Holy American Empire stabilizes, if this latter option occurs.

In the interests of showing our good nature and the multilateral approach to this stabilization operation, the Cajun Federation hereby charters the [b]Pan-American Stabilization Coalition[/b], or [b]"PASC"[/b], and sends an invite to all nations to join this organization in the interests of stabilizing this vital area of our hemisphere. We welcome cooperation with this move, and humanitarian relief for these effected regions will be available as soon as stable bases of operation can be secured by our forces, to ensure fair distribution of aid to local populations."


Michelle Broussard-Doiron
Lady Protector of the Cajun Federation

Terrence Glenburn
Prime Minister of the Cajun Federation

Maxime Lafayette
Foreign Minister of the Cajun Federation[/i]


[i]Flag of the Pan-American Stabilization Coalition.[/i][/center]

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The United Federation of the East Recognizes the Pan American Stabilization Coalition as the ultimate arbiter of territorial disputes and stabilization in the Holy American Empire's collapsing sphere.

We hereby offer ten billion international bancors of financial assistance to help fund the Coalition's operations. We hereby also commit to joining upon request of our North American allies.

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OOC: You really can't wait until I finish my thread, which if you note is all in past tense thus far? :/

OOC: The only reason I'm putting this thread up, because I am off to work tomorrow for the rest of the week, and will not have internet access until Friday. I'm not planning on making any further action until then, that's the [i]only[/i] reason why this thread is up.

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All the paratroopers would find was decay and ruin. The once beautiful cities of the [i]Mar del Imperivm[/i] were either brutally blasted from the face of the earth into scrubbed dirt or deafeningly silent monoliths marred by the death throes of a people driven insane and terminally ill by biological agents. The diseases were highly contagious as well as long-lived, but the proper equipment would allow it to be cleansed. The only real danger was to personnel unprepared for contact with weapons of mass destruction.

Such as paratroopers.

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The men and women of the 179th Airborne Brigade's Second Regiment would land at Montego Bay, Jamaica, with no resistance, their boots touching down on schedule with the rest of the operation to stabilize the Caribbean Islands. Fourth Platoon, Section Charlie, of the 2nd Battalion, Group 62, would land with the 179th Airborne Brigade troopers, all of whom were better trained than normal airborne units. The 179th was one of the Tier-2 Special Operations Forces, specifically used to support SOF units like Group 62. The scene that was set before them was something out of what most of them would visualize in their thoughts on what Hell might be. Corpses were strewn around the airport of Montego Bay, some in clumps, some just scattered individually, the stench was overwhelming, some troopers vomited before they could even unbuckle their parachutes.

Unlike their compatriots in the 179th, Group 62 jumped with full NRBC masks as well as chemical and biological weapon-resistant clothing. The site of such carnage, without signs of battle wounds, was a sight that clued the operators of Group 62 that something was not right. Each platoon from Group 62 had a two-man-strong NRBC detection crew, with portable detection kits, powered by lightweight batteries. As soon as they hit the ground, the detection crew, whose advanced training had led them to suit up in full NRBC kit, and they quickly ran tests from samples of blood from a corpse of a young woman that was clearly dead from biological infection. Once a confirmation was made that bioweapons were in play, troopers were told to don their lightweight NRBC masks, their fatigues and gloves were somewhat resistant to NRBC infiltration.

The warning from the operators at Montego Bay would not help a number of paratroopers who came into direct contact with corpses of bioweapons victims at Port-de-Paix, Haiti, when they landed a little off course near the village itself. The troopers would be quarantined as soon as possible, and were confined to staying apart from one another, and other soldiers. The radio channels would call for immediate airlifts of medical staff from Louisiana, along with full NRBC suits. For the troopers that landed on Ile de la Gonave, at the town of Anse-a-Galets, they were lucky, as the small island had basically escaped the biological nightmare that had been unleashed on the more populated centers. The troopers would set up a perimeter around the airfield and quickly set to work setting up for the arrival of an airmobile field hospital, that had been ordered from Cuba, as soon as the airport was secured.

Lieutenant General Pierre Le Preste, the former tactical on-site commander of the Federation's Operation ORTSAC II, would chomp on his cigar as he looked at the tactical situation from Joint Services Base Guantanamo Bay. As soon as bioweapons residue were confirmed to be present on the islands, it was soon only a matter of time that cases would probably be reported. The hospital ships CFNS [i]Mercy[/i] and CFNS [i]Comfort[/i], moored at Guantanamo Bay, and Gulfport, respectively, had already been ordered to depart as soon as humanly possible, rigged for mass infection treatment. Every second could count for one life saved or lost, and Le Preste quickly ordered the carpet bombing of positions near the now endangered paratroopers with napalm munitions, which would be undertaken by B-1Rs and FB-22 aircraft that were on station. The troops on the ground would be ordered to inhabit these relative "safe zones", once the napalm had burned itself out, and had killed any infectious spores still on the ground.

As for the amphibious forces, the amphibious assault vehicles, LAV-25 armored personnel carriers, and expeditionary fighting vehicles would be ordered to "button up", and begin to use their forced-air NRBC protection systems as they came ashore. Within two hours of the paratroopers landing across the region, the Cajun Marines would drive ashore to begin to set up positions in recently-napalmed positions, which afforded them protection and allowed for them to disembarked from their vehicles safely, while still wearing NRBC protection suits. Only time would tell how long before the incubation period of the biological weapons would take, before signs would begin showing. Until then, the airborne troopers maintained their composure, they were professional soldiers, especially those of the 179th Airborne Brigade, like all other Cajun soldiers, they had taken an oath that they would lay down their lives in the defense of their country, and follow through with orders to that end. Discipline and cohesion were well drilled into these lads and lasses, and although they would jump every time someone could be heard coughing, they would not panic, it was not their nature.

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With the discovery of long-lasting biological weapons residue on Hispaniola, and Jamaica, the Cajun Armed Forces at Guantanamo Bay were given the go-ahead for Operation [b]SWIFTSURE[/b]. The Cajun leadership knew that the forces of the Indian Subcontinent had been advancing into South America and the Holy American Empire. The launch of their invasion was not that hard to miss, satellite intelligence could easily pick up the telltale signs of support ships and increased traffic. Not only that, the Kingdom of Cochin had enforced a Maritime Exclusion Zone along the east coast of the Holy American Empire.

The Federation's own forces were now engaged in biological weaponry cleanup across the Caribbean, with forces slowly making progress on Hispaniola and Jamaica, almost one hundred sick had been reported throughout the entire force that had landed. Most were amongst the 31st Airborne Brigade's troopers who had jumped onto the Northern Coast of Hispaniola. With little to even no contact with human presence, just decay and ruin, there was little incentive to continue this costly affair of having to deal with biological weaponry scattered across the Caribbean Archipelago. The strategic and economic considerations for such an operation were out of the question for the Federation, already reeling from seeing one of the most glittering examples of humanity's advancement, suddenly spiral into such raw savagery, by the use of such terrifying and plainly horrific weapons. The barbarity of it all left a cold pit in the stomach of many of the Cajun military leadership, who visited isolation wards of the sick, wearing HAZMAT suits, watching the sick be tended to as they lay dying or critically ill.

Le Preste, having been given total strategic command over the entirety of the [b]URGENT CONSTABLE[/b] operation, was in no mood to see any more of his soldiers have to deal with these situations. He was a soldier's soldier, he was firm, but he had an eye for morale, and seeing his men and women have to suffer such afflictions for little reason, was absolutely unacceptable. His phone call with the Cajun leadership in Baton Rouge, a closed-door summit between the Council of Ministers, Congressional Leaders, and the Lady Protector, had been brief and to the point, before he quickly picked up the phone line to Guantanamo Bay Joint Forces Air Station. The 2nd Bomber Group, having been on standby orders as tactical air support, was quickly given a new task, and six B-1Rs of one squadron of the Second were loaded with one bomb each, a streamlined munition that was brought out of the night, under heavy escort from the base's military police.

The B-1Rs would be loaded with these weapons, along with a standard configuration of napalm weaponry, and were given strict instructions to depart immediately, and they were greenlighted for takeoff shortly after being loaded with weaponry. Upon takeoff the twelve B-1Rs (the six not carrying the heavily-guarded payload, were equipped with long-range standoff air-to-air missile weaponry), would be quickly surrounded by the entirety of the 2nd Fighter Group, flying F-44B Super Raptor air supremacy fighters, and were shadowed at long range by F-22B and F-44B fighters from the 1st Fighter Group, flying loose forward air cover of the twelve strategic bombers. Supporting the large column of aircraft would be two EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft, that had flown out into the Atlantic, then doubled back towards the Windward Passage. Two AWACS aircraft also provided aerial radar coverage for the aircraft, one loitering with tanker support about two hundred miles North-Northeast of Guyana. The other AWACS aircraft would be sitting about one hundred fifty miles north of the old Venezaulan city of Caracas, with fighter escort.

As the convoy of fighters and bombers from Guantanamo Bay made their way due east, fighters from the 4th Fighter Wing would begin overflying the Windward Passage, along with P-3D maritime patrol aircraft, taking stock of local maritime traffic, as well as aerial traffic. Within three hours, as the fighters and bombers from Guantanamo Bay made a sharp southward turn towards the outer islands of the Caribbean Archipelago, these F-44B fighters would begin ordering local commercial aerial traffic to divert from travel routes over Windward Passage. A statement would be made that the aircraft needed to divert from routes using these aerial zones, due to a large humanitarian flight from the Cajun Federation approaching the region. EC-130 aircraft would join this commentary, broadcasting that all aircraft needed to divert from vectors over the Windward Passage, and that mid-air collisions were possible if adjustments to courses were not made.

As the fighter and bomber convoy approached the Windward Passage, orders would be received for two bombers carrying the heavily-guarded munitions to divert towards Tobago, while four would head straight for Trinidad.

In the lead bomber that banked towards Trinidad, [i]Heavy-Hauler[/i] One-One, Captain Martin DeVille would look towards the pilot, and squadron leader, Colonel Jessica Murphy, and say, "This isn't a tactical run, is it ma'am?"

Murphy would look at him, before looking at the weapons system officer, seated behind DeVille, and nodding, "WSO, begin entering transmitted arming commands."

"Ma'am?" asked DeVille, looking over at Murphy again, who just looked back at him through their visored flight masks.

"Flight prepare for release of weapons package [i]Mike-Charlie-X-Ray[/i], upon reaching your release points," said Murphy, communicating with the rest of her bombers, as they all began to gain some altitude as they approached Trinidad and Tobago.

DeVille recognized the weapons package sign, and he whispered, "Dear God," looking ahead of him, as they raced towards the two southernmost islands of the Lesser Antilles.

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As the six B-1Rs approached their targets, they would slowly edge apart, the aircraft opening into a loose formation, all had designated vectors for the release of their deadly payloads. The fighter escort broke off from their bombers as they approached the islands, gaining altitude and forming into loose squadrons around the aircraft as they went afterburner on their final run. Murphy's bomber would lead the strike on Trinidad, her co-pilot, DeVille, would be making the four point cross on his chest with his fingers as the weapon systems officer opened the internal weapons bay. As the bombers reached their targets, each one would release a single bomb, a standard B61 bomb casing.

Although it was just one object, it was what was packed inside the weapons compartment of the B61 that mattered, which was the N15 Enhanced Radiation Weapon, a thermonuclear neutron device. Designed to give a strong burst of ionizing radiation, the weapon was not meant to be used as most nuclear devices were - using their blast and lasting radiation as killing and area-denial features. The N15 was designed to detonate at a small yield, and deliver a strong burst of ionizing radiation that was meant to kill biological matter - like humans inside of armored vehicles. But this was not its mission today, the N15s that left the bomb bays of the B-1Rs were being used for a higher purpose - the destruction of any bioweapon residue that was left on the twin islands. Unlike most nuclear weaponry, the neutron device's radiation was meant to dissipate within hours, and the area where it detonated would be relatively safe to enter within a day. The N15s being dropped on Trinidad and Tobago were only designed to have a yield of around fifteen kilotons, that would accompany the blast of neutronic radiation, making them small-scale nuclear explosions. Despite the small-scale of these explosions, it was imperative that aircraft had been cleared from the area, one of the tasks of the fighters that had flown ahead to broadcast the warning.

The bombers hit their afterburners as soon as the weapons left their bomb bays, and they accelerated towards the sea, making a break for safety away from the blast.

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Lance Corporal Vinod Chauhan had arrived at the Eastern most end of the Sucre State of Venezuela, the small coastal village of Guiria as part of a Quarter Master Command relief column to resupply the small garrison of 3rd Marine Division soldiers encamped at the Guiria Airport as well as to bring food and other essential supplied to the the people of this area. It was only after they reached here that the town councillor approached them and informed them about some serious medical evacuation cases, including a particularly sick 6 year boy. An immediate medical evacuation request had been filed up the Chain of Command and within an hour it was decided that a small Medevac An12 was dispatched from Georgetown. Within an hour and a half the Medevad plane had landed and was preparing for the take off run when the emergency alert was sounded by the ACBG Atlantic. Apparently some major Aerial offensive was going to happen in the Caribbean and the Cajun Federation had alerted all airborne units in the area to take shelter immediately. Out of prudence the Air Combat Battle Group Atlantic had issued an Alert and the An12 could now only take off after clearance to do so. The little boy was sedated by the Airborne Paramedics and his family were buckled on to the seats in the plane. There would be no immediate complications but it was imperative that the boy reach a major hospital at the earliest and from Georgetown there is an hourly Merat to St Helena. For the time being however they could only wait inside the increasingly stifling cabin of the An12.

The aerial units were grounded but Lance Corporal Chauhan still had to drive his big Tatra 8x8 further along the the peninsula. Not knowing about the air curfew ordered by the ACBG Atlantic, the Logistics Corps soldier had parked his truck and was helping the rest of his crew unload the big sacks of food, clothing, medicines and communication equipment when he noticed several aircrafts flying to his East and South.

He then asked a villager nearby, "Sir, any idea what is going on there? What is that big island to the East?"
The villager who had come out to collect this much welcome delivery of essential supplies after several years of subsistence, "No idea, though it is several years since we saw flight activity around there. By the way that is Trinidad and Tobago."

LCpl Chauhan replied, "Oh! I have heard so much about it, the tropical paradise island."

The villager looked ruefully at the island, "Not so much a paradise any more my friend, we used to trade a lot with people in that island. For the past several years we have not heard anything from them. Not a peep. Last we heard about them was from an old Imperial soldier who said that the entire placed is bombed with some special weapon, a weapon that killed everything in those islands, humans, animals, insects alike." The villager then walked away to collect a ration of provisions from an adhoc counter set up at the pier.

Lance Corporal Chauhan however watched on towards the island.

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Within high speed after the fall of the Cajun government forces in Grand Bahama, San Bias and Cape Verde jumped into action for what was to become the fastest Hellenic deployment ever. First of all the elements of the Atlantic Fleet in the Gulf of Mexico would establish secured lanes where any civilian ship could freely pass through, at the same time fighters from carriers and bases in Grand Bahama and San Bias went into the air to establish CAPs over the Gulf which would protect civilian aircraft. After all there was a war in the area and humanitarian aid needed to be protected. Once this security network of ships and aircraft was in place aid ships from ports throughout the Athenian Federation began heading for the Gulf flying under a humanitarian flag, by the time these ships would arrive the Hellenic Army would be finished with establishing their secured positions to guarantee safe passage for aid.

To achieve this the logistics in San Bias and Grand Bahama would have their work cut out for them. A total of 150,000 soldiers and 1,500 tanks had to be transported however luckily the Cajuns had established most of the required infrastructure already. The first wave would consist of 10,000 paratroopers being dropped over the various islands already occupied by Cajun forces. An additional 10,000 paratroopers would be dropped over the remaining smaller Caribbean islands except Cuba. The remaining force of 130,000 soldiers and 1,500 tanks would be deployed over the remaining days continuously to guarantee protection against anarchy.

[b][center]Imperial Announcement[/center][/b]

While the Cajuns have fallen the intent of their mission is still very much alive. In honor of the multinational nature of the stabilization force the Athenian Federation hereby announces it intent to join the PASC effective immediately. In line with this we will hereby provide military protection to all the regions affected. Like the Cajuns we do not have any plans for this region and are open to sharing protection duties with regional powers.

[b][center]Private Message to New Spain[/center][/b]

Esteemed allies,

As you must have heard by now our mutual allies in the Cajun government have fallen, in honor of their memory and out of humanitarian concern for the affected people my government has begun humanitarian operations. As the prime regional power I would like to ask for your assistance and establishment of New Spain as the main protector of the Caribbean and its lands.

Empress Ariadne Notaras of Heraclius, Empress of the Eastern Athenian Federation.

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[b]Private Message to the Athenian Federation[/b]
Dearest friend,

We are deeply saddened and troubled by the untimely passing of our Cajun counterparts. We held amiable relations with them; though never in formal writing it was more or less an implied bond out of mutual friendship and interest. With that being said with their collapse we have viewed the speedy deployments of Athenian forces into the Caribbean with comfort. As for your request, New Spain would be happy to assist you in protecting these islands in conjunction with your forces.

His Majesty the King of New Spain
Enrique Bourbon

100,000 soldiers and 1000 tanks would be deployed into the Caribbean islands to aid in peace-keeping efforts.

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[b]Message From The Desk of The President of
The Republic of Texas[/b]

The Republic of Texas will support New Spain if they decide to protect the Caribbean because they are an actual North American nation that is involved in this situation. We also support the Athenian Federation for having no plans to incorporate South America or the Caribbean into their nation and leave it up to the people to decide.

Benjamin Gates
[b]President of The Republic of Texas[/b]

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The forces arriving at the islands would make disturbing discoveries, they had heard the stories from Cajun forces but one had to witness the destruction and disease to actually believe it. By now the entire force had been deployed onto the islands however they wouldn't dare enter the affected territories without their protective combat armor. Help was on the way however, the Hellenic commander had assumed command over the PASC forces in the area for now and orders were issued to evacuate as many people as possible to safer zones, those who were seriously ill would be transported to New Spain, Grand Bahama, Cape Verde and if no place was left at those locations the Athenian mainland. Cajun hospital ships would continue treating people and would be reinforced by an additional four that had arrived as part of the humanitarian aid ships. All of this would happen in strict coordination with the soldiers from New Spain. Finally advanced hazard clean-up crews, with experience from other zones, would be part of the aid workers and assist the clean-up the Cajuns had already begun.

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