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Following the formation of the Galactic Empire, Officer H.F. Marigand of Imperial Intelligence filed a report to the Director of Imperial Intelligence which outlined a number of security risks which posed a threat to the new Empire. Among these threats listed were clone deserters from the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic—specifically Null and Alpha-class Advanced Recon Commandos, as well as squads of clone commandos—along with former Cuy'val Dar Mandalorian mercenaries who had worked closely with the Republic's Special Operations Brigade during the Clone Wars. Further noted risks came in the form of Jedi Knight-turned-Mandalorian Bardan Jusik, who left the Jedi Order prior to the issuing of Order 66, in addition to the Separatist bioweapon scientist, Ovolot Qail Uthan.[1]

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Source:  Imperial Commando: 501stAttribution:  Karen Traviss

TO: Director of Imperial Intelligence
FROM: Section Controller J506
SUBJECT: Special security risks.

I regret to report that a number of security threats to the new Empire remain unresolved.
Among them is a small but worrying number of desertions by clone troopers from the former Republic's special forces. We consider it unlikely that they are unreported casualties because of patterns of association. They are:
1. Null-batch ARCs N-5, N-6, N-7, N-10, N-11, and N-12. Highly dangerous and volatile black ops commandos whose loyalty was always suspect due to their strong association with their training sergeant, Kal Skirata.
2. Alpha-batch ARCs A-26 and A-30. (Others are unaccounted for, but they may be genuine casualties.) Equally dangerous, and—should you need to remind the Emperor—trained to be “one-man armies.”
3. An unknown number of Republic commandos—at least three complete and partial squads. Experts in sabotage and assassination.
4. Mandalorian mercenaries and military advisers working for Special Operations Brigade GAR, also known to have trained the missing clones—Kal Skirata, Walon Vau, Mij Gilamar, and Wad'e Tay'haai.
5. Among the known fugitive Jedi—in other words, those not confirmed as eliminated in Order 66, or reasonably believed to be—is General Bardan Jusik. Interrogation of several Padawan Jedi before execution suggests that Jusik renounced his Jedi status and joined the Mandalorians as a mercenary. I hardly need spell out the special risks of a Force-using Mandalorian.

The prisoner Dr. Ovolot Qail Uthan is also at large after being taken from Republic custody. Whether this was carried out by former Separatists, or is linked to Skirata's alleged industrial espionage for an unknown commercial Clone Master, the biologist remains a threat to the Empire because of her work on FG36, a genome-targeted biological weapon specific to Fett clones. She is a Gibadan citizen, and Gibad is still refusing to observe the cease-fire.
1. That we continue to search for the missing special forces personnel.
2. That we carry out reprisal action against Gibad, both as Uthan's most likely source of technical support for bioweapon terrorism, and as a deterrent to other dissident governments.
3. That we closely examine those Imperial clone commandos who have missing squadmates—such as the former Omega Squad—and whose loyalty may be in question. If they prove reliable, we should use them to track their former comrades.
4. That we anticipate encountering former special forces clones in future military operations against rebels and malcontents, and ensure that Imperial stormtroopers are equipped to deal with the unique threat they pose.

Submitted this day by: Sector Controller J506, Officer Marigand, H.F.

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Behind the scenesEdit

The risk report first appeared in Star Wars canon in the novel Imperial Commando: 501st, written by author Karen Traviss and published October 27, 2009. A section of the report appeared as the novel's prologue, used in place of the usual list of Dramatis Personae that had become commonplace in Traviss' Republic Commando series.[1]


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