Klendathu, a rugged dessert like planet on the far end of the galaxy. Home of the bugs. After hurling an asteroid at earth causing the total destruction of Buenos-Aries. In response the Terran Federation decides to invade the planet to deal with the Bug threat. This lead to the disastrous battle of Klendathu were in just one hour the Mobile Infantry Suffered 100,000 dead and over 300,000 injured. After this battle The federation decides to rethink their tactic for engaging bugs.