The League vs the Star Empire of Manticore: Will the war result from the arrogant overreach of Frontier Fleet?
I saw the question phrased in one of the posts in terms of Frontier Fleet's arrogance and ambition, which is the reason I phrased my statement of the question this way, because Frontier Fleet's arrogance and overreach really have very little to do with what's going on. Frontier Security's arrogance and overreach, on the other hand, have quite a bit to do with what's going on. It's important to understand that Frontier Fleet and the Office of Frontier Security are two totally different entities. One -- Frontier Fleet -- is part of the Solarian League Navy and reports to the Minister of War. The other entity -- the Office of Frontier Security -- reports directly to the Solarian Foreign Ministry and is a civilian bureaucratic institution. Certain Frontier Security personnel, like sector governors, may have been formally vested with command of Frontier Fleet detachments operating in their own areas of responsibility, but otherwise Frontier Security and Frontier Fleet are not in the same chain of command, and -- by and large -- Frontier Fleet doesn't especially like Frontier Security. Reflect upon the relationship between the regular naval personnel (from Frontier Fleet) and Frontier Security in general revealed in Crown of Slaves.