Let's review our assets, in case we are without a ship to return to.We've got eight heavy tanks, four mini-tanks, and a light transport, all teraport-capable.We have six special forces grunts with assorted light and medium ranged weapons, and a special forces sergeant scrounging for replacement weaponry.
And for currency, we have one flag-brass prisoner.
The U.N.S. does not negotiate with terrorists!
Who tells us he's worthless, so we'll just leave him here to wait for the star to explode.
You could sell me into slavery, though.