A Small Colonial War(1990)
(The first book in the Small Colonial War series)
A novel by Robert Frezza
In the 22nd century, when the Japanese ruled an interstellar empire from Earth, an Imperial Task Group was dispatched to put down with minimum bloodshed the three-way colonial revolt on a factory world called Suid Afrika. But through an admiral's stupidity, the "small" war soon mushroomed into a confrontation between a single battalion and an entire world!
Used availability for Robert Frezza's A Small Colonial War
1990 : UK Paperback
January 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback