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Old June 22 2011, 08:15 PM   #8
Mr Silver
Rear Admiral
Location: UK
Re: The Prime Directive

If someone who is bound by the prime directive, knowingly does something that will greatly affect a civilisation, then the prime directive is breached.

The prime directive is also open to intepretation. If you look at TNG's "Two Short A Season", Mark Jameson supplied both sides in a war with the same amount of weapons, figuring that he had given both sides equal dominance. However, by knowingly supplying a less technologically advanced civilisation with starfleet weapons, he had in fact interfered with their society and caused a major change in the tactics of a war.

So you could argue that your commander used her interpretation of the prime directive to quickly end a conflict whilst saving her captain. In the long term saving many lives. However morally questionable this may be, it certainly gives you an idea of the kind of motivation a starfleet officer may use to justify a breach of the prime directive.
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