So was that whole thing in ST 6.
And Admiral Pressman was obviously Section 31 as well. It's not in a novel that I'm aware of, but...he just *acts* like Section 31.
That job was too messy for Section 31. Section 31 is clean and, for better or worse, wanted some sort of UFP dominated peace.
The explosion of Praxis that brought about the peace is more like a Section 31 job, not the botched and mangled job that attempted to undo the peace.