|Rhonda Jamison was the Foreign Minister in President Harold Rodham's cabinet both before and during the Armistice with the Kilrathi in 2668. She was one of the most vocal proponents of the Armistice, and was a key figure in Confed's negotiations with the Kilrathi. When Confed's leaders were presented with evidence that the truce might be a deception a week before the Armistice was declared, Jamison insisted that the reports were unconfirmed rumours, and even accused the military of deliberately trying to keep the war going. President Rodham backed her up, and the signing ceremony went ahead.
Publically, Jamison was opposed to the war because of its massive monetary cost. She argued that the war cost almost 8 trillion credits an year, and that Confed had a deficit of over 40 trillion credits, a debt that it would take generations to pay off. Shortages were widespread, and in many parts of the Confederation everything from eggs to nylon were rationed. Jamison had also lost a son to the war, supposed killed in a behind the lines raid while serving on an escort carrier during the Third Enigma campaign, and she never passed up an opportunity to attack the military over such losses.
In reality, Jamison was a Kilrathi agent. Her son had in fact been captured alive, and a holo of him in prison had convinced her to defect. Confed intelligence had gathered information about her co-operation with the Kilrathi in exchange for the life of her son, but President Rodham refused to believe it until it became obvious that the Armistice was a fraud. Even then, Jamison refused to resign. President Rodham had no choice but to resign himself, forcing everyone in his cabinet to resign as well, and leaving the way clear for the incoming President to mobilise the Confederation's forces against the Kilrathi assault.
Related records: Harold Rodham, Terran Confederation
Record edited by Raptor
Last modified Aug 21 2004