A sovereign Zoallan colony planet has recently executed several hundred million citizens for “suspected rebel sympathies”. If this government is allowed to remain in power, the bloodshed (or oozeshed or whatever) will get worse. They must be pounded into submission no matter how many innocent casualties we create to protect them from themselves. You can collect data before you break through the planetary shield. This will help to minimize the collateral damage to the innocents.
Destroy the planetary shield by dealing 50 + (10 x MD) damage to destroy it.
Collecting 10 x MD data before the final shot that destroys the planetary shield will allow you to minimize the collateral damage to the innocents.