^Unless it's a "keep your enemies closer" kind of thing.
That was my thought, too. I thought it was quite a good season opener, didn't insult your intelligence or use a lot of cliches. I like the new captain, nice to see Mrs. Sisko again.
My wife's complaint: two minutes of Michael Dorn? Don't tease me like that! As mentioned above, he looks great, about as thin as early TNG. He's certainly aging well. Even as a straight male, I have to admit that man has one of the sexiest male voices of all time.