In 2135, the Morning Star mission was successful in sending a coded message back to Earth that averted disaster at the hands of The Dust, a powerful alien race. Politicians touted the mission as our first interstellar victory. The military, however, was convinced that the alien's first attempt at conquest would not be their last, nor their best. Earth was now on a warfooting.
The GMSC moved swiftly to take control of the alien artifact at Titan, turning it into the base of operations for the Renegade Program - a sophisticated training program designed to produce the best offensive strike force to combat the aliens when conflict inevitably resumes.