The Syndicate Fleet Fighting Instructions are a set of instructions governing the actions of the Syndicate Worlds military. These Instructions are expected to be carried out to the letter by Syndic officers, many of whom are more bureaucrat than combat commander. The Syndicate Fleet Fighting Instructions are known to include the following articles:
Article Seven of the Fighting Instructions prohibits Syndicate Worlds units from surrendering.
Article Nine of the Fighting Instructions requires all Syndic military installations to be defended in the most vigorous manner possible.
Article Twelve of the Fighting Instructions states that there are no situational exceptions to Articles Seven and Nine. This article effectively mandates that all Syndic forces fight to the death, regardless of calls from the Alliance to surrender.