From page 5, Preface: "This is the soldier's field manual. It informs the soldier about the enemy and provides information to help him survive on the battlefield.
The enemy we fight is from a distant star. we have met his first challenge and we have won. Now we of the Robotech Expeditionary Force rise to a new challenge and dare to take this war to our enemy's own backyard. It is a challenge that has taken us far from our homes, but one met with courage and tenacity. Remember, the best equipped army cannot win without motivated and well trained soldiers. To win, we must have strong leadership and know our jobs to survive on the battlefield and vanquish our enemies."