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In the other DC titles, action cards come in several flavors. Typically, there is a set of cards for the nation/regime that impact the strategic level at a price in political points and there is a set of leader personal cards that each leader can play, typically targeting a specific unit.
Both sets of cards are played similarly. Sometimes the cards require additional information before they can be played, like selection of a hex or a unit. The national cards can vary, as you see above, from replacements to special airdrops behind enemy lines. The leader cards usually target a unit and modify certain statistics for that unit, like improve readiness or morale.
It works pretty smoothly when you get the hang of when to use them.
You and the rest, you forgot the first rule of the fanatic: When you become obsessed with the enemy, you become the enemy.
Jeffrey Sinclair, "Infection", Babylon 5