The First Saurian War breaks out in 2341, and leads to several years of sustained combat. The war is the first true interstellar conflict the Terran Coalition has engaged in since its founding. The Coalition Defense Forces expands and adopts new tactics to defeat the enemy. In 2346, the First Saurian War ends in a strategic draw with preservation of the “status quo.” Thirty years later, the Second Saurian War begins with a series of violent clashes. Eventually, the Saurians are defeated and sign a peace treaty that greatly reduces the size and influence of their empire.