The Ahimsa are a race of starfaring sapients which altered mankind's destiny within a matter of hours of their first contact. This contact was made against all then-current interstellar regulations, as Earth was considered to still be a "barbaric" world where wars were still very much a part of everyday life for its inhabitants. However, the Ahimsa had targeted humans for a mission of their own. They soon took control of all of the Earth's defensive and offensive missile systems, allowing them to force the Human race to do their bidding.
Surprisingly, it appeared that the Ahimsa had wanted a force of Earth's most skilled fighters — composed of Americans, Soviets and Israelis — which they then trained aboard one of their own vessels to prepare them to strike at a distant space station.
- StarStrike by W. Michael Gear (First appearance)