Of all our
rivals neighbours only the Ghasts could equal us in terms of dreadnought numbers fleet strength.
Under orders from its capital, the hive-planet of Selenia, the Ghast Empire has recently tripled its production of tanks, warships and long leather coats. The Colonial Intelligence Service has been keeping a close eye on these
filthy ant-people Formica Redarsa, and especially Number One, their pint-sized generalissimo queen.
We are not convinced by their recent claim that "The Ghast Empire wants only friendship with the British and their numerous, tasty children".
After careful study of Number One's biographic work My Ceaseless Quest to Conquer Earth and Destroy its Puny Inhabitants, we have come to the conclusion that the Ghast Empire may well be up to something rum. This, coupled with the colossal military might of the
ant-men Formicas, means that in the event of general galactic war we would need to mobilise every resource available to us to counter the Ghast menace and do it a bit of no good.