Did Director P'sloon know how to fight the Paan'uri?
He did not.
His knowledge of history did, however, suggest to us that a certain class of weapons might be especially effective.
Expendable fleet units are skirmishing with those weapons right now.
Wait. . . We're what?
What can I say? I was suckered in by the "Do your part to defeat the Dark Menace" slogan.