The Clex Are Our Friends by Mario Milosevic
Approx. 2,110 words.
Published on October 13, 2011 by
Green Snake Publishing.
Alien races clash on a remote planet laden with mineral riches. Earth successfully intervenes to save the peace, quell the fighting, and protect the valuable resources. Now human soldiers must deploy to the battlefield planet and make friends with the locals. No one will be safe.