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I’ve seen it be referenced several times on this website, and despite reading my copy of Revenge of the Sith, couldn’t find it.

Edit: My copy of the book is Scholastic, written by Patricia C. Wrede “based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas” (front cover). It has a couple of color pictures from the movie in the middle of it.

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  • Which version is it in?
    – DavidW
    Commented Oct 27, 2022 at 23:10
  • @DavidW, I don’t know what version, but I put my copy in. Commented Oct 27, 2022 at 23:15
  • Presumably you're referring to this reference?
    – DavidW
    Commented Oct 27, 2022 at 23:19
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    The 2005 novelization by Matthew Stover is available to borrow at the Internet Archive, and doesn't contain that mention either.
    – DavidW
    Commented Oct 27, 2022 at 23:26
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    This one was my bad. In my youth I foolishly trusted wookieepedia and quoted directly from it. I've since become jaded and now don't trust a single word they say. I've corrected the answer you're referencing; scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/68433/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 28, 2022 at 7:16

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Based on Valorum's updated answer on Is the Star Wars Universe just one galaxy?, this seems to have started with a Wookieepedia editor conflating the Revenge of the Sith novelization with Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections. The reprint in the Complete Cross-Sections book has the following:

The Imperial Starfleet will justify its existence in unending war against Separatist holdouts, dissident rebels and even, it is rumored, deterring barbarian invaders from outside the galaxy.

Source: Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections (2007), page 75 (Star Destroyer—Venator Class); emphasis added

While this is apparently a reference to the Yuuzhan Vong, all this confirms in Legends is that a rumor existed that the Empire could cite the threat of extragalactic invaders as a reason for amassing a larger navy.

Note that this reference was edited out in the Canon reprint of the same cross-section:

The Imperial Navy will justify its existence in unending war against Separatist holdouts and dissident rebels.

Source: Star Wars: Complete Vehicles (2020), page 78 (Venator-Class Star Destroyer)

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