A mixed class of Humans and other Deathworlders have joined a space marines corps within the Alliance. It's a lot harder than it looks, even for the Human cadets. -- Anon Guest
They say that war never changes, but the fields of conflict do indeed change. The arms race is one that cannot be won, only lost. Eventually, some smartarse invents the ultimate defensive capabilities and too much money is spent on looking for something that could get through it.
Firstly, the defense against micrometeors, macrometeors, and any other space debris will also snap up any incoming ordinance. The processes involved also disassemble anything it grabs into collections of stable elements.
Secondly, the defenses against plasma storms can easily absorb any energy weapons' output, turning it into the ships' own power.
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