Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack. Amy Snapp hatched her own plans to destroy Mars while gaining popular support for doing it. She’s well aware of the bug nest growing under Mars for some time, but she decided to take advantage of the bug attack to gain social and political support. She announced a massive attack run on the Arachnid Quarantine Zone (AQZ) as a massive distraction. While no one notices, she plans to capture General Carl Jenkins, then fabricate a story in which the Federation was too distracted in the AQZ to save Mars and had to detonate a Q-Bomb (planet destroyer) to cleanse the bug threat and Carl will be blamed for the loss of Mars. Unfortunately, nothing went according to plan.