Dagger Wing was one of the most famous and celebrated Republic starfighter units of the Great War. Records of its missions were the stuff of legend, and all of its pilots were regarded as heroes. When High Command announced that Dagger Wing was missing in action, it was a harsh blow to morale.
Despite the hundreds of fellow soldiers who volunteered to brave enemy fire in search of the lost pilots, the Republic quietly closed the book on Dagger Wing. The truth was far more damaging than the lie that the heroes had been lost; Dagger Wing's war crime‒the unauthorized bombing of thousands of Imperial civilians on Fest‒would have destroyed Republic credibility and created a diplomatic crisis. Better to bury the truth, mourn and move on.
Dagger Wing would be imprisoned on Belsavis, and the subject would not be raised again.