XSDF Overview/Mission Statement The primary purpose of the eXtra Stellar Defense Force, or XSDF, is the protection of the humanity and the Earth as a whole, particularly as it relates to the use, production, and distribution of extraterrestrial materials, minimizing the negative impact, and maximizing the positive impact, these have on society, establishing positive relations with alien life, protecting the Earth for alien threats, and overseeing the spread of humanity across the galaxy. At the end of the Human-Ethereal Subjugation War, official as of the signing of the Human-Ethereal Anti-Aggression Treaty on January 7th, 2019, the primary military body responsible for the Earth's victory, known as XCOM, was disbanded. However, it was agreed that the influence of new alien technology on the human race would be dangerous if not carefully regulated. Furthermore, the Earth was now a part of the galaxy at large, and needed someone to assure positive relations with extraterrestrial life. Because of this, the remnants of XCOM brought about the XSDF. Backed by the International Council of Nations, the XSDF set about to assure the safety of humanity above all else. Originally located in Moscow, Russia, several small outposts were built in key locations across the world, while the main headquarters was quickly relocated to an orbital space station, so none could claim the influence of one nation or another by housing them. It was important from the beginning for the XSDF to establish themselves as a body interested in the welfare of everyone, everywhere. It was decided that the Supra-Battleship 'Arkbird' would not act as the headquarters so it it could act entirely as defense ship for the Earth. Materials, armor, and weapons were seized, and were distributed evenly amongst the powers of the world so as not to play any favorites, with the most dangerous of items (i.e. Plasma and Fusion weaponry) being kept by the XSDF itself. The substance known as Tz6, otherwise known as MELD, was regulated very carefully. It was an important part of cybernetic and medical research, but had to be distributed carefully as to not give one nation superior influence over another through the use of cybernetics for non-medical reasons and genetic modification. Such procedures done without sanction were met with heavy discipline. Furthermore, the exposure of psionics to the world at large was monitored closely, though less restricted as increasing exposure to psionic energy made for the occasional awakening of potential, however small, and the children of those with psionics already unlocked had an increased chance of unlocking them naturally. The XSDF oversaw special statutes, backed by the Council of Nations, to not only assure these psions would not abuse their abilities, but to protect said psions from those who might see them harmed. The incredible technological advances resulted in medical science having a significant boom, and the XSDF made sure the benefit of this was shared across the world. Special care was made to assure less powerful nations, such as those not represented by the Council, were allowed to share in the healthcare. Furthermore, as colonization and terraforming efforts on Mars for agricultural needs proved successful, supplying much needed sustenance for a quickly growing population thanks to the post war baby boom, as well as the improved medical technology, poorer nations, particularly those that had difficulty growing their own food because of climate or overpopulation, were given priority. As more and more alien life wished to visit the planet Earth, the XSDF oversaw visits, made efforts to assure the visiting beings could be trusted, and did what they could to assure the safety of both humans that might come in contact with the aliens, and the aliens themselves. Finally, as the desire to move beyond the confines of our planet grew, both for exploration reasons and to deal with overpopulation, the XSDF oversaw the movement of individuals to colonies and the development of said colonies, to assure that they could maintain themselves, and to assure none would developed on planets claimed by other beings or containing intelligent life. For nearly a decade after its inception, the XSDF struggled to maintain its mission. From stolen alien materials, to grabs for personal favors by certain countries, some making threats of they were not satisfied, to resistance by individuals, groups, or whole countries accusing the XSDF of aspiring for world control, to anti-alien sentiment and unprovoked acts of violence towards visitors, to struggles within colonies bought on by differences in nationality, culture, or personal beliefs, the beginning years seemed to be one struggle after another. These struggles were lightened thanks to a massive exchange of knowledge and technology with a number of cooperative worlds in 2029, with limited supplies replenished, the XSDF's ability to please others increased, and better technology in a number of fields. Today, there is still plenty of resistance towards the XSDF, but it holds favor with most, as twenty-five years without sign of corruption has gone a long way to building their image. Their goals remain the same, and they have had to expand quite a bit to assist with the increasing number of off world colonies. The end goal of the XSDF is for humanity to one day have full global peace, and for the citizens of the planet to see themselves as one people, without the need for a massive war against extraterrestials to motivate them. The XSDF has a number of battleships meant for the defense of the planet from outside threats, including the two Supra-Battleships acquired during the War of Subjugation, the Akrbird protecting Earth and the Starfield protecting the Sol system at large. Their soldiers act as policing bodies for colonies until they stabilize, and they are responsible for responding to distress calls. While they have more supplies of non-Earth materials then most countries, their supply is still limited, and said supply is currently in need of restocking. While the XSDF is not a governing body itself, the Council of Nations trust their decisions. It works with some of the leading research, engineering, and scientific organizations in the world, including Cross Technologies, and EXALT Enterprises. It's current leadership position is held by Commander Astasha Streczyk. Its second-in-commander is former Commander Aya Brea.