At the beginning of a mission, Lt. Razak ignores a standing directive and orders the saturation bombing of a landing zone.
During a drop against a well-defended bug position, Rico's Drop Suit is struck by a plasma blast, knocking him out of his landing trajectory. rescues Rico, just as his air supply runs out.
Unhappy with the negative news being reported from the field, SICON orders Fed Net reporter Bob Higgins to create a positive, upbeat piece about the war.
Fed Net reporter Bob Higgins hosts a half-hour Fed Net news special looking at the first weeks of the war on Pluto and Tophet--focusing on the battles, the bugs, and the heroics of the Roughnecks.
The ROUGHNECKS, with RICO as their new Lieutenant, are re-routed to SICON HQ in OAHU to help defend the island against an expected BUG attack.
The Roughnecks are being split up.
When it is discovered that the bugs have a vast network of tunnels and colonies beneath San Francisco, SICON decides the only way to ensure victory is to nuke the city.
SICON officials discover a massive bug mound outside of Buenos Aires. Believing the bugs are mobilizing for another assault on the city, SICON tries to bomb the hill from the air.
SICON forces move into peacetime duty after the Bug Queen and her transport are presumably terminated. But Carl insists the Queen is still alive and here on Earth.
Dozens of Fleet Ships are hunting for the Bug Queen, after she somehow escaped during the M.I. showdown on Klendathu.
After a long day of battling Bugs, the Roughnecks are called to a mission briefing only to find themselves in the presence of Sky Marshall Sanchez himself.
The Roughnecks are facing a "Battle of the Bulge" situation on the Bug home planet of Klendathu. They have been ordered to hold the line against an inevitable (and overwhelming) Bug siege.
While at a temporary camp on Klendathu, the Roughnecks are attacked by a new and dangerous form of arachnid, an IMPOSTER BUG that approximates the size and shape of a human.
As the squad prepares for the D-Day invasion of the bug home planet of Klendathu, Dizzy receives an official notice from SICON that her brother, Eddie is presumed dead.
Aboard the Valley Forge on a long trip to their next campaign, the Roughnecks have drawn watch as most of the ship's crew rests in suspended animation.
The Roughnecks' ship, the Zephyr, remains trapped inside what they now know is a giant bug. A team consisting of Rico, Brutto, Dizzy and Doc has been sent out to retrieve air.