Confederacy Naval Administration (CNA)
title for the "starship navy" of the Interstellar
Confederacy. Based at Lalandra (0821 Core), the CNA's
arm acted merely as a police force, consisting mainly of small patrol
In the event of a war emergency, the CNA
to take control of the various planetary navies in the Confederacy.
In actual practice, the CNA was less than effective in
controlling the planetary navies - who often desregarded the CNA's
efforts in a time of crisis.
During the Sylean Expansion Wars (-201 to -100), a number
of poor strategic moves on the part of the Confederacy forces resulted
in the Confederacy giving way to the expanding Sylean
Federation. While the Confederacy's planetary navies may have
the battle" here and there against the Syleans, the ultimately "lost
war" because of their failure to heed the strategic recommendations of
the CNA commanders.
The old CNA complex on Lalandra has become a popular museum
and tourist attraction of the Third
drawing many offworlders from throughout the nearby subsectors.