All in good time.
In regards to the Cabal--I actually love compensating for the sorry showing in the Section 31
novels, wherein the Bureau somehow misses stuff that Our Heroes have to discover without 31's resources (the "useless" region of space in Rogue
isn't so useless; the Omega molecule in Cloak
will backfire miserably, etc.)
In this case, the reason the mission backfired was because of Bashir's
mistake, not Holland's. And 31 is now, in my universe and yours, back to its series status as disturbingly efficient, not disturbingly incompetent.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."