Since the creation of the Tarkin Doctrine it
has become a cornerstone of Imperial Policy. Its original inception
was in a secret dispatch Imperial Communiqué #001044.92v
by Governor Tarkin of the Seswenna Sector to the Emperor; it was
titled "Increasing the Security of the Empire". Upon approving
Governor Tarkin's plan, the Emperor bestowed the Governor the status
of Grand Moff. And as a result, the plan soon became unofficially
known as the Tarkin Doctrine.
Summarized measures set forth by the Tarkin Doctrine:
- Establish "Oversectors" which contain tumultuous
systems; to monitor and react to rebellious activities within
those systems. Oversectors would be formed without regard for
the borders of standard sectors and would receive more forces
than other regions of the Empire. This Imperial presence would
be designed to stop small rebel factions before they could become
a larger established threat. An average of three Sector Groups
would be deployed in an Oversector.
- Assign command of each Oversector to a single individual who
reports directly to the Emperor, in order to eliminate any delays
created by political opportunism by Imperial advisors.
- Improve communication resources and Imperial response time by
placing modified HoloNet transceivers (cannibalized from existing
HoloNet transceivers) aboard each flagship of every Sector Group
within an Oversector command. Place similar facilities aboard
the Emperor's flagship and in Imperial City on Imperial Centre
(formally Coruscant). [NOTE: Originally, the Emperor had the expensive
to maintain HoloNet network dismantled, however Governor Tarkin
urged the Emperor to reinstitute it on a far smaller scale. HoloNet
would be reserved for use by the Imperial Navy only, and only
at the Sector Group level of organization.]
- Control unruly portions of the Galaxy through a fear of force
rather than force itself. Through the combination of superior
coordination of multiple Oversector groups and the control of
information (news media) an impression of overwhelming force will
be installed within the citizenry, thereby instilling the idea
that resistance is futile.
- Continue to research and develop new and more powerful starships
and weapons designed to inspire fear in the resistant systems.
Present the citizen with a weapon so powerful, so immense as to
defy all conceivable attack against it, a weapon invulnerable
and invincible in battle, that shall become a symbol for the Empire.
This weapon must possess a power great enough to dispatch an entire
system. Only a handful or one of these weapons would be required
to accomplish this task.