Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?
If Kirk was such a pain and unstable, he would have never been allowed to be the federation rep to the Klingons...
Depending how high up the conspiracy went, sending Kirk might have been seen as being akin to tossing a lit match into a firecracker warehouse.
"Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard!" - Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness