- "Admiral, we are tracking civilian craft in an escape trajectory."
"Broadcast an order to stand down and await inspection by Imperial patrols. Dispatch a wing of TIES to shoot them down if the fail to acknowledge."
"But, Admiral, they're civilian ships…"
"Rebel ships, Lieutenant. You have your orders. Execute them, or I'll find someone else who can."
- ―An Admiral issues orders to the Lieutenant
During the Galactic Republic, an lieutenant served in the Galactic Empire's invasion of the planet Sarrahban. The lieutenant relayed information to the commanding admiral regarding civilian starships attempting to escape the planet; the admiral ordered all ships leaving the surface to submit to inspection, and issued orders to destroy those ships that failed to comply.