LTC (Ret) Tom Kratman wrote a great book here in his Carerra 'verse, positing another planet settled by Earth 450 years ago and devolving into 21st century type conflicts while overwatched by the UN Peace Fleet high overhead. Strong elements of Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers and Larteguy's fiction (of Indochina and Algeria) runs through this conflict about the fledgling nation of Balboa (which is strikingly similar to Panama) and the threatening power of their quasi-military Legion. Threaten by the Tauran Union they face invasion and this is that story-- while the Amazon Legion and this shares some story lines it is an epic tale told from a military view that I share. That is an Army in which I should like to be a part... The good guys, in the authors telling, do not always win, but they are very willing to fight for what they believe in. Problem is, there are others who will fight as well.