"The best soldiers are those who can wake up suddenly, react instantly and aim precisely. Unfortunately, none of these traits are shared by the military intelligence that controls those soldiers."

The Confederate Intelligence Corps (CIC) was a branch of the Terran Confederacy's military, specializing in information gathering. It was also associated with military research projects carried out in covert ops centers.[1]

There is evidence that the Corps may have been aware of and was monitoring protoss transmissions even before official first contact was made over Chau Sara.[2] Certainly the Confederacy seemed to be acutely aware of the name of the aliens at the time of their attack.[3] It is also known that elements of the Corps were present at Mar Sara, reporting on the original zerg extermination at Oasis Station, though did not account for the zerg's return.[4]

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  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. StarCraft Beta-The Protoss. Accessed on 2008-01-30
  3. Grubb, Jeff. StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Pocket Books, February 27, 2001. ISBN 0-671-04148-7.
  4. Hickman, Tracy (May 21, 2002). StarCraft: Speed of Darkness. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04150-9.