From:bortaS
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:20120131.1338
Subject:UFP - KE - RSE Sign Joint Alliance Treaty

HELLESPORT.

Officials speaking on behalf of the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire have announced today that the three galactic powers have signed an historic treaty for mutual protection and prosecution of the war against the OOR. The treaty allows for the redistribution of fleet assets across all three territories, allowing Klingon and Romulan warships to defend Federation worlds, and vice versa. In addition, free trade is being allowed across borders, allowing unfettered access to designated trade routes through the Romulan Empire for the first time in history.

The Ambassador for the Klingons, who were at war with the Federation just a few short years ago, had this to say about the alliance: "A warrior of merit recognizes when there is a greater enemy to be fought and puts aside his differences with his foes. Though we have no particular love for the Federation or the Romulans, we know that we will be stronger fighting at their sides than we would be against them."

Detractors say that the Klingons and the Romulans, both considerably stronger militarily than the wounded Federation, are keen to get their hands on the psionic weaponry demonstrated by the Vulcans and see the treaty as an opportunity to do so without expending their already stressed fleet assets.

It has been announced that Hellesport, a station well known for its position quite near the borders of all three nations and its sordid history with them, will become the central command for the new alliance. PanHelles, owners and operators of the station have announced their intent to lease the upper levels of the station to the alliance, but it stresses that the station shall remain commercial center to the two quadrants despite acting as a hub for military operations. As one PanHelles spokesman said, "With all the military power being thrown around here, itll be the safest place in the galaxy to do business."