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[b]Public Broadcast/Cajun International Broadcasting[/b]

"We interrupt your previously scheduled program to bring you to live reports from Fox Run Plantation, the function venue of the Cajun Federation Government.

CI broadcasting can now confirm that previous reports of an attack on the Fox Run Plantation were correct, and that a large number of government officials, as well as key officials in the Federation government were killed or are currently wounded, or missing. CI can also confirm that this attack was perpetrated by Henri Broussard, the former King of the Cajun Federation, and a number of loyalists, who assaulted the premises, overwhelming the guards and going on what was dubbed by Broussard in a statement moments before the attack commenced, as 'cleansing of the Federation's government'.

Large numbers of men and women from the Republican Lifeguards, a unit which the Lady Protector, Michelle Broussard-Doiron, were killed or wounded defending against the attack, which overwhelmed them. Sources confirm that royalists and sympathizers within the Army's elite Group 62 special operations unit were involved in the attack, including the Lady Protector's own younger brother, Marcel Broussard-Doiron. Sources report that Group 62 operators, meant to act as internal security, turned on the government officials and external security forces, taking over the Fox Run facility quickly. Henri Broussard then arrived at the venue at the head of a large convoy of royalist-turned ground troops, and effectively massacred a number of Congressional and Ministerial leaders.

Among the dead are Terrence Glenburn, Prime Minister of the Cajun Federation; Fleur Bureau, Treasury Minister; Dylan Kavanaugh, Labor Minister; and Haley Giguere, Justice Minister, along with National Security Adviser, Dylan LaPierre. Among the wounded, who are being treated at Baton Rouge under whatever guard that can be found, is Jean-Louis Montcalm, Minister of Defense, as well as Maxime Lafayette, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Michelle Broussard-Doiron was reported severely wounded by Henri Broussard, who shot his own niece, but was then wounded by her, after he apparently shot Marcel Broussard-Doiron over a disagreement. Henri Broussard is currently missing, as is Michelle Broussard-Doiron, who was apparently loaded aboard a large helicopter by a fast-reaction team from the 2nd Naval Commando Regiment, her whereabouts are currently unknown.

Henri Broussard, before embarking on this attack on the Cajun Federation's government, released a statement shortly before assaulting the Fox Run Plantation;

[quote]"I handed this country over to the sinews of democracy, as well as the hands of my own niece, in good faith that what I had built up, would be continued upon. Instead, it has become weak, decadent, in the face of adversity. Granting independence to what was before, a semi-hostile nation to our own, failing to act in the Caribbean and South America. They have mishandled our country, and for that, this government must be cleansed of those who lead it. Sometimes blood and tears must be spilled to restore what is good and right in this world, and that is why I call upon the citizens, my former subjects, to restore the government we once had, for greater justice.

We do not deserve what has been brought upon us, we deserve better, we deserve better leadership in these troubled times, leadership that I provided before, and can provide again. We will rise from this crisis, and we will overcome all who stand against on this continent and the world. I had a vision that I tried to instill in those that followed me into leadership, that vision has been muddled, rashly forgotten.

No more, I say, we will prevail, and all those that stand in front of us will be dismantled, by force if necessary."

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[i]King of the Cajun Federation[/i][/quote]

After the issuing of that statement, a number of military installations were attacked, and casualty reports vary over to how many servicemen and women have been killed so far by this insurrection, which largely came from internal sources. Reports note that as many as two-thirds of the military supported Henri's return to the throne, and were assisting in these terrorist acts at these bases. Attacks have damaged or forced the deliberate scuttling of a number of both civilian and military naval vessels in port, as well as a number of key military air fields were hit by these acts. There are reports that some air force aircraft attacked ground forces bases, their pilots in support of the former monarch's bid to return to power.

The Interior Minister, Benjamin Turner, who was on leave in Cuba, was killed by a bomb attack in Central Havana, some sources claiming the Cajun Intelligence Agency, which has reportedly been a strong supporter of the monarchy, perpetrated the attack. Cuba has also reportedly fallen into chaos, with a number of local governing officials and local security forces taking charge of the island state of the Federation. On the mainland, insurgents have reportedly attacked the government quarter in Baton Rouge, some with military support, against the republican-government loyalist troops. A number of generals have called that they are imposing martial law, but most are also claiming to take charge of the Cajun Federation, until the Lady Protector can be found. The [i]Cormorant[/i] surface action group has reportedly disappeared from its patrol off the coast of Louisiana, with no inkling as to its destination nor where disappeared to, prompting questions of a mutiny amongst its sailors with this recent development.

What we can say [b]*STATIC*[/b] the Cajun Federation has [b]*STATIC*[/b] into anarchy, with no central governmen-..."

[b]ERROR MESSAGE: CHECK SATELLITE UPLINK/BROADCAST TERMINATED[/b]

[b][OOC: So, yeah, the Cajun Federation has self-destructed, pay attention to the thread known as Operation KINGMAKER, for the details of the fall in the following week. The thread will detail the events that lead to this broadcast. Cajun Federation land is to go free and white, unless someone protectorates it, but the RP in KINGMAKER will continue, just to provide flavor and information on the fate of its characters. No countries will be effected by the events in it, and it has its own timeline.][/b]

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[b]Public Declaration[/b]

The Republic of Texas, which was recognized by our former mother nation of the Cajun Federation not to long ago, will protect the region of Louisiana and Arkansas and do it's best to prevent bloodshed. We ask that other neighboring natinos such as Pravus Ingruo to help protect the people of these regions and keep it stable. As we speak the Texas military is sending in peace troops to secure Louisiana and protect her from any more bloodshed. We will be willing to work with other neighboring countries to keep North America secure.

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

[b]Classified[/b]

30,000 Texas soldiers poured into Louisiana and set themselves up into special positions. Tactical teams and several detectives were brought in to find the terrorists which disrupted the peace of the Cajun Federation and were ordered to bring them to justice.[s] 20,000 more soldiers were transported to Arkansas for protection.[/s]

OOC: Will add more detail in my news thread and what not tomorrow.

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The Dixie Confederacy is saddened by the collapse of our neighbor, the Cajun Federation. We also wish to congratulate the Republic of Texas in their efforts to restore order in the former Federation. We would like to request the Republic to allow us to send a force of troops to aid in the stabilization efforts.

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[quote name='LBT88' timestamp='1317613946' post='2814433']
The Dixie Confederacy is saddened by the collapse of our neighbor, the Cajun Federation. We also wish to congratulate the Republic of Texas in their efforts to restore order in the former Federation. We would like to request the Republic to allow us to send a force of troops to aid in the stabilization efforts.
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The Republic of Texas has no problem with The Dixie Confederacy sending in troops to help stabilize the area. We do have a powerful standing army however we feel it will be in the best interest of Texas to try not to protect to much land at once which is why we would be honored to have Dixie troops stabilize and protect the region of Mississippi - if they want to of course.

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[quote name='PresidentDavid' timestamp='1317614127' post='2814435']
The Republic of Texas has no problem with The Dixie Confederacy sending in troops to help stabilize the area. We do have a powerful standing army however we feel it will be in the best interest of Texas to try not to protect to much land at once which is why we would be honored to have Dixie troops stabilize and protect the region of Mississippi - if they want to of course.
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We thank the Republic of Texas for its willingness to let us help stabilize the lands of the Cajun Federation. We will make sure to send troops into Mississippi and perhaps even Missouri if possible.

[b]Classified[/b]

Soon afterwards, 5000 troops were sent across the Alabama border into Mississippi where order there will be restored. Any damage suffered by the former Cajun state will be repaired by Dixie engineers accompanying the troops.

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[s][b]Private[/b]

From Guantanamo Bay 10,000 more troops were sent from Texas and then pulled through the island of Cuba and 3,000 additional soldiers landed in Havana.

[b]Public[/b]

With the fall of our Western Neighbors the Republic of Texas has taken several actions to secure former lands of the Cajun Federation; most notably Louisiana and Cuba. An official message from the Executive of Texas will be given this afternoon on the condition of these lands and what plans the Republic of Texas has for them and their people. [/s]

OOC: Again will be in my news thread this afternoon along with the normal news. And to make it clear I have not secured nor do I plan to, unless asked for help, to secure other Caribbean islands besides Cuba and The Island of The Juventud. Which is that small island below Cuba.

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[b]Official Imperial Statement[/b]

While the Empire appreciates the concern of the Republic of Texas, such a mission is too bold for their young undertaking. The lands of the former Cajun Federation will revert to an Imperial Protectorate, as mandated by the Dobbs Doctrine. We have held our promise to the Cajuns, thus allowing the Republic of Texas to form in the first place. We would hope the Republic of Texas, as a new nation, not needlessly land-grab and upset the balance of power within the Americas.

[b]**Classified, Visible By Satellite**[/b]

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armies were mobilized immediately and began the journey through the Gulf of Mexico to Louisiana. They would land near New Orleans and immediately work northward, securing the land state by state. The 180,000 troops knew the territory well and were trained in rapid stabilization and local government resources, with all the experience the Empire had in such matters. Elements of the 4th Army, totaling 40,000 troops, immediately moved out from Oklahoma into Arkansas to restore peace. They would form the northern prong, and swing southward to meet up with the main army.

Special forces teams were immediately flown out to all oil platforms in Cajun Federation territory to secure the vital source of economic and material wealth. The 1st Fleet, already on exercises just north of Cuba, moved southward. Paratroopers descended over Havana and Guantanamo Bay, back by air support, and then helicopter support which delivered even more troops. Airstrips were of primary importance, because they would allow the Empire to land even more men and material to assert their control.

Calls were put out to Cajun Federation forces in Mexico and the rest of the Caribbean, asking for situation reports and informing them of what had happened. The Empire would assist these troops in any way possible.

The Empire itself moved to a DEFCON 2 footing, and all reserve troops and National Guard troops were recalled and put on active duty.

OOC: PD, I'm not recognizing all of those moves. You can't move that many people, that fast, especially without giving anyone a chance to respond. The first one is recognized, I'm treating the others like they didn't happen.

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"We are greatly saddened by the collapse of the Cajun Federation, of which we had been working on improving relations with, and commend the Empire of Pravus Ingruo and the Republic of Texas on undertaking the initiative to restore law and order in the region."

- Nadilso Amorim,
Director of Foreign Affairs

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[b]Statement From The Republic of Texas[/b]

Texas thanks Pravus Ingruo for helping secure the nation we were part of only days ago. We hope to keep peace between our Cajun brothers and friends to the east. The Republic of Texas will be assisting in areas such as Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Monroe, Opelousas, Shreveport, Alexandria, Lake Charles, and New Iberia. We also hope that any help that comes from the Dixie Confederacy and from Pravus Ingruo will assist in the efforts to find those who have caused this tragic end to one of the greatest nations of the New World. We thank the people of North America for their condolences, support, and hope.

Benjamin Gates
[b]Executive of Texas[/b]

OOC: Got it Pravus. I didn't think it would be a big deal because there is so much white land in NA :blush:
I'll just post my movements in Louisiana, you can consider the others retracted. The only soldiers I have in place are now in Louisiana. I'll make a more detailed post soon

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[b]Former Cajun Federation
Louisiana
Classified[/b]

[b]Part One[/b]

The first 30,000 troops sent into Louisiana were to stabilize the region and make way for more troops. 5,000 set up an entry point in Lake Charles while 8,000 set guard in Lafayette, using I-10 as their mane means of transportation. The remaining 14,000 troops set up a command center in Baton Rouge to keep law and order in the former capital. 3,000 troops went into New Orleans.

Three F-16s landed at Armstrong Airport in New Orleans and began flying reconnaissance over southern Louisiana.

[b]Part 1.5[/b]

Another 30,000 troops were sent into the North. Most of the troops were from Dallas so they took I-20 to get to Shreveport. 7,000 soldiers stayed in Shreveport while the remaining forces were split in two. 11,000 soldiers set up command in Alexandria and 5,000 of the remaining 11,500 set up command in Monroe. The last of the 6,500 soldiers were organized and sent to New Orleans.

The Coast Guard quickly made it's way to secure the beaches and wetlands of Louisiana. They were ordered to keep civilian traffic out of the Gulf of Mexico until everything was under control.

[b][size="5"]Public Alert From The Texas Coast Guard[/size][/b]

All seas-fairing traffic leaving Louisiana and going into the Gulf of Mexico has hereby been suspended until further notice. The wetlands are still open to public use but going beyond them and into the Gulf will not be permitted unless escorted by the Coast Guard or given special permission from The Texas government. This ban on sea travel will be lifted in the next few days.

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OOC: This can be viewed by satellite although my news paper will reveal most of it when I write it.

[b]Former Cajun Federation
Louisiana
New Orleans[/b]

[img]http://www.uno.edu/Portals/0/neworleans.jpg[/img]

The first 3,000 troops that made it to New Orleans only ran into little resistance which was no more than cars parked in roads where they should not be. They soldiers went directly to downtown New Orleans where they found many people huddled inside the Superdome - a site that was seen nearly over 100 years ago when a powerful hurricane had hit the area. It wasn't long until air force helicopters were bringing over special forces and aid to the largest city in Louisiana. The next wave of soldiers, 6,500 of them, were much appreciated as they began patrolling the streets and coordinating with local police to keep the streets calm. Several hundred men manned a checkpoint on I-10 and also old I-90.

Since the Coast Guard couldn't land specifically at New Orleans by sea directly they made their was up the Mississippi river and set up a checkpoint at Port Sulfur. The two exits from Lake Pontchartrain were also set up with checkpoints so that civilians wanting to cause trouble on the open seas would not be able to.

Three F-16s landed in Armstrong Airport in New Orleans and began flying reconnaissance over southern Louisiana, and they were lightly armed.

[b]Former Cajun Federation
Louisiana
Lake Charles[/b]

[img]http://contrabandcharters.com/html/Lake%20Charles%20Ariel%20View.jpg[/img]

One F-16 and 30 helicopters filled with men, supplies, and radio equipment landed at Chennault Airport. 5,000 soldiers easily made their way to Lake Charles since it is relatively close to the Texas border. The forces divided themselves. 3,500 of the men stayed on the east side of the city, which had more economical value and the downtown area, and the other 2,500 went to the west where they were patrol the more residential area. Checkpoints were made on I-10 on both sides.

[b]Former Cajun Federation
Louisiana
Lafayette + Surrounding Area[/b]

[img]http://www.ramadagulfcoast.com/resourcefiles/mainimages/ramada-gulf-coast-louisiana-hotels.jpg[/img]

The 8,000 soldiers that were sent to Lafayette were lucky because some of them were going to visit the most culturally rich part of the state. 5,000 of the troops stayed in Lafayette with the other three thousand brought supplied to the north east starting at Opelousas. 1,000 soldiers stayed in Opelousas while the other 4,000 moved east. They men were divided between the rural towns of Port Barre, Leonville, Arnaudville, and Cecilia. Most of the towns had a population of around 1,000 people so they were in now way "trouble". 200 soldiers were also sent to [url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9ZgTmJs2hn8/TfCtmV6gGQI/AAAAAAAAHMg/IvSVACd7khg/s1600/04.%2BKROST%2BSPGS.%2BWELCOME..jpg"]Krotz Springs[/url] where humanitarian aid was brought to the local communities.

Two F-16s and fifteen air force helicopters landed at Lafayette Regional.

[b]Former Cajun Federation
Louisiana
Baton Rouge[/b]

[img]http://www.mtctickets.com/cities/images/baton-rouge-la.jpg[/img]

14,000 soldiers were directed towards Baton Rouge. Because Baton Rouge was not as big as New Orleans 4,000 of the 14,000 troops would later be redirected to New Orleans however the former capital was a vital and symbolic place to uphold and keep order in. The capital building itself had an armed guard set up to defend it from looters who dared come by during the night. Checkpoints were set up along I-10, I-12, and I-110. Five F-16s landed at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and 50 helicopters quickly made their way across Louisiana to get there as well.

[b]Former Cajun Federation
Louisiana
Shreveport, Alexandria, and Monroe[/b]

[img]http://www.delsjourney.com/images/news/news_01-06-27/1-2419-Mississippi-River-Bridge-Natchez.jpg[/img]

Between the three cities, 10 F-16s either landed or shared the skies at different times. The troops took place and set up command centers, making sure to immediately make their way to local police stations and begin coordinating with local officials to keep the areas clean and crime free. The soldiers in Alexandria were kept especially frosty because of past events that had taken place there during the reign of the King.

[size="5"][b]Public Alert From The Texas Air Force[/b][/size]

Because of the collapse of the Cajun Government and the loss of essential air traffic control, all civilian flights have been grounded until air traffic control from Houston and Dallas can help coordinate flights heading into and out of Louisiana. A No-Fly-Zone has been implemented over Louisiana, for the exception of essential medical craft and Texas military crafts. We thank you for your patience. This issue should be resolved in the next 7-14 days.

[b]Private To Pravus Ingruo[/b]

We are very sad to see the government which has protected us so long fall into an uncalled for anarchy by cowards who dare not show themselves to us; yet. I am hoping the Texas Rangers of Special Forces will find them and bring them to justice. I hope that you understand that it is a matter of National Security for us to at least secure our direct eastern border. But with Louisiana being under control we will be more than happy to assist in securing other former states and territories of the Cajun Federation if need be. We understand that the Dixie Confederacy was interested in helping those in the region of Mississippi? Please get back to us as soon as you can so we can keep one another updated. When things calm down we are planning to hold a ceremony in either Baton Rouge or New Orleans to honor the fallen. Perhaps you and I can get together and talk?

Benjamin Gates
[b]Executive of Texas[/b]

OOC: Sorry I didn't post that detail last night. I suppose you are right that it would have been silly for me to try to get all of those regions. I will say this one last time because now I have to put it off again to go take my afternoon run - I will make a superficial post in my news thread about all of this later however I thought it would be better to post it here first I suppose. Can't wait to see how Lone Start will react to this ^_^

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OOC: Again, not recognized. You simply cannot make all those moves without giving the other players involved a chance to respond. There is simply no way that all of Louisiana will be under control by the time my 180,000 troops arrive. Simply none. Since you didn't listen the first time, I will take this to the GMs. Your land-grabbing and ignoring other players has gone too far.

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OOC: Putting the kibosh on this. Give PI a chance to respond.

PDs last valid post is this one: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=105724&view=findpost&p=2814763

PI can respond, if he doesn't within 4 days of his last post you can auto, but you can't auto every 15 minutes.

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OOC: This post is made per the GM ruling...

IC:

[b]Operation Legacy[/b]

The 180,000 troops were already on their way by the time they were caught up with by the 5th and 7th Fleets out of Miami. Word was that the 2nd Fleet out of Hero City was being scrambled as well, and should leave port within a day. The combined task force, containing all the ships of the two fleets, along with the 220,000 troops currently moving into the area, was put under the designation TASK FORCE GOLDFINGER under Operation Legacy. Admiral Wesley Jackson was put in command of the sea-based portion of the operation, while the ground forces would be placed under the command of General Eugine "Sarge" Ryder of the 1st Army.

TASK FORCE GOLDFINGER skimmed the territorial waters of the Dixie Confederacy. They would blow right through the nation's EEZ considering how tiny it truly was. Any diplomatic issues would be dealt with at a later time. The Emperor wanted no delays.

The [i]Omaha[/i]-class landing ship [i]ENS Red[/i] broke off from the main fleet, escorted by the [i]ENS Gallant[/i] and [i]ENS Morgantown[/i] and [i]Baltimore[/i]. The [i]Gallant[/i] was a missile boat, specifically designed for point defense, while submarines [i]Morgantown[/i] and [i]Baltimore[/i] would keep the area around the two ships clear. The 2,000 Marines would disembark under the cover of the four squadrons of helicopters from the [i]Red[/i]. One squadron of transport choppers would help ferry the troops, while two squadrons of medium choppers provided air support and transport. Finally, a squadron of heavy attack helicopters, aptly named "Flying Tanks", would provide overall cover for the group. This smaller group was headed for Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi. The Dixie Confederation had always been amicable to the Dobbs Doctrine, and the troops were more worried about the oil facilities in Gulfport and Biloxi and securing those than racing through the entire state. Pacification of the state could be achieved just as easily by the main force later.

The other six ships of the 5th Fleet and eleven ships of the 7th Fleet moved closer to Louisiana proper. The unarmed troop transports start unloading the troops and their equipment in stages. The first Imperial boots hit the marshy soil of the Mississippi River Delta in Buras-Triumph, something that the soldiers felt was quite fitting. The marshy soil would have provided problems for most of the armor the troops brought, so the only armor brought ashore were Razorback light tanks. 5,000 soldiers came ashore at Buras-Triumph, along with another 3,000 at Grand Isle.

A majority of the rest of the ships slipped around the Breton National Wildlife Refuge and headed into Lake Borgne. The entire 2nd Army, 60,000 troops, began landing near the Highway 90 corridor between Fourth Island Bayou and Bayou Cathrine. Once landed, they would split off into two forks: one to block off the Highway 90 bridge at the Lake Pontchartrain outlet, and the other to head to Highway 11 north to I-10 to block that bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, effectively sealing the eastern flank of New Orleans.

The entire 1st Army and half of the 3rd Army, 80,000 troops, landed near Bashman Bayou and Bayou Dupree and made a beeline west for Route 39. Once there, they would head north-northwest through the Lower Ninth Ward and into the city of New Orleans. Once there, they would pick up the I-10 freeway westbound until they hit the west side of the city. Heavy armor would be moved around under the Highway 90 and I-10 bridges into Lake Pontchartrain and landed into the city proper to provide armor support.

Airports were given primary importance to allow the seven squadrons of the [i]ENS Empire[/i] to land, along with moving in land-based squadrons from the Empire proper. Those seven squadrons immediately scrambled to provide air cover for the entire operation, and those 84 planes would effectively control the airspace over southern Louisiana and Mississippi.

The remaining 35,000 troops would move west along the Louisiana coast before moving in to land at Cypremort Point. From there, they would move north, along with heavy armor support, along the Route 319 and Route 87 into New Iberia.

The 4th Army, 60,000 troops, had been stationed throughout the Southeastern Protectorate, as it was called. In addition to the original 40,000 from Oklahoma that were called into action, another 15,000 were called in from New Mexico. Though this only left 5,000 troops in the protectorate, the Southwestern Protectorate, like all Imperial Protectorates, was largely self-sustaining and self-governing. A majority of the time, troops remained on military bases anyways, unless out for exercises. Of the original 40,000 troops of the 4th Army, 10,000 entered near Fort Smith, Arkansas. Their job was to pacify the city and begin moving south down Highway 71, securing the border as fast as possible until they reached Texarkana. Given their limited resources, if they ran into trouble pacifying an area or ran into formidable non-Imperial military assets, they were advised to remain where they were, but not to retreat or engage. The other 45,000 troops moved north into Joplin, Missouri. The history of terrorist activity in Missouri was well known to the Empire, and they were taking no chances in securing it. Troops would move northward on Highway 71 to Kansas City, and then across I-70 to St. Louis. They hoped that with the two largest cities under control, they could establish law and order among the smaller brush fires sure to pop up quicker.

Any non-Imperial military assets that were encountered would be told once to turn around, that they were in an Imperial Protectorate. Those that did not comply would be captured, and, if that was not able to be accomplished, destroyed. Troops were at DEFCON 1 posture, on alert for non-Imperial military assets and terrorist/separatist factions.

[b]Operation Cigar[/b]

The 1st Fleet, soon to be joined by the 6th Fleet out of Norfolk, was renamed TASK FORCE REDEMPTION. The operation to take the Cuba and the surrounding islands was named Operation Cigar. All operational control was designated to High Admiral Jeffrey Pinkston of the 1st Fleet.

The paratrooper drops landed right on the two airstrips at Guantanamo Bay, along with the Ciudad Libertad Airport in Havana. 4,000 Marines from the [i]ENS Omaha[/i] and [i]ENS Utah[/i] were landed in Havana Bay and began their work pacifying the city. As soon as the all-clear was given, five fighter squadrons from the [i]ENS Eve of Destruction[/i] and [i]ENS Avalon[/i] began flying CAPs over the island. Heavy lift squadrons from the Empire proper began flying in the troops and equipment of the 5th Army, comprised of National Guard troops. Their job would be to pacify Havana, Cuba, and the surrounding islands.

Any non-Imperial military assets that were encountered would be told once to leave, that they were in an Imperial Protectorate. Those that did not comply would be captured, and, if that was not able to be accomplished, destroyed. Troops were at DEFCON 1 posture, on alert for non-Imperial military assets and terrorist/separatist factions.

The ships of TASK FORCE REDEMPTION, besides the landing ships, moved westward to form a blockade from the Empire's territorial waters to the former Holy American Empire's territorial waters. Any ship wishing to pass from the Gulf of Mexico would need permission from those ships. Five fighter squadrons from the [i]ENS Eve of Destruction[/i] and [i]ENS Avalon[/i] would assist in the blockade.

[center][img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v650/That_Bum/imperialannouncement-1.png[/img][/center]

The states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri are hereby declared an Imperial Protectorate, per the Dobbs Doctrine. Cuba and her surrounding island are also declared to be Imperial Protectorates. Foreign military assets in these states are hereby asked to leave, and given 72 hours to do so. Failure to do so will be seen as an attack on an Imperial Protectorate, which is an attack on the Empire proper and will be treated as such.

The Empire posts no claim to the remaining island of the Caribbean, though we will assist New Spain and the Athenian Federation if we are asked to do so.

Signed,
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v650/That_Bum/thomasatkinsonasgeirsson.png[/img]

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[b]Statement from the Dixie Confederacy[/b]

The Empire need not worry about us. Effective immediately, all Dixie forces in Mississippi will pull out and head back within Dixie borders.

[b]**Classified**[/b]

The 5000 troops and the accompanying armor, aircraft, trucks, engineering, and logistical vehicles were ordered to cease what they were doing and move east to home territory. This caused general annoyance among a number of soldiers, who didn't expect to first be suddenly sent into Mississippi and then be sent back home. However, they simply complied with their orders and soon found themselves moving back east toward Confederate territory.

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[b]Classified But Can Be Sean By Satellite[/b]

All Texas forces left the region of Louisiana and all sea forces also left the area.

[b]Public[/b]

The Republic of Texas thanks Pravus Ingruo for securing and keeping North America stable. We ask that you please let civilian economics continue between the region of Louisiana and Texas for crutial economical purposes; if Pravus Ingruo can agree to this then we will have no problems in the future. We withdraw our claims to protect Louisiana.

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[b]Operation Legacy[/b]

Landing on the bayous didn't prove to be much of an issue, but as the Imperial troops advanced towards New Orleans, they began running into stiff resistance from separatist soldiers. Without the protection of heavy armor, which the separatists had some of, though not plentiful, many of the foot soldiers were forced to retreat. The Razorback light tanks couldn't hold their own against MBTs. Positions were marked and airstrikes were called in. This significantly slowed progress in New Orleans as the advance troops waited for reinforcements, heavy armor, and air support.

[b]Operation Cigar[/b]

Cuba was much easier in terms of pacification. The Empire had long viewed Cuba as a potential expansion location for the Empire, which would give it control of more than half of the waters entrance into the Gulf of Mexico. Plans were already in motion to incorporate the island into the Empire proper.

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