The Stark Report is the final recommendation of a highly secret committee investigating the Tyranid threat to the Imperium of Man within the Adeptus Administratum called the Strategic Collective. The Collective was formed on the order of a classified decree by the High Lords of Terra following the defeat of Hive Fleet Leviathan in the Third Tyrannic War. The report to the Senatorum Imperialis revealed that a full threat analysis conducted by the Adeptus Mechanicus had determined that the initial three Tyranid Hive Fleets that invaded the Milky Way Galaxy in the late 41st Millennium were simply the reconnaissance forces for a far larger Hive Fleet expected to arrive within Imperial space in less than a standard century, some time in the early 42nd Millennium. Among other items, the report advised that to meet the expected Tyranid threat, the Administratum's Departmento Munitorum would have to increase the mobilisation and recruitment of new Astra Militarum regiments by up to 500%. Such a preposterous undertaking would require that the Imperium recruit every single human being -- man, woman and child -- now living in the Segmentums Solar, Obscurus and Tempestus. Clearly, if the Imperium of Man is to weather the expected Tyranid assault, it will need to find another alternative beyond increased manpower to enhance its combat effectiveness against the terrible extragalactic xenos.
- Codex: Tyranids (3rd Edition)