R. Star wrote:
Another convienent plot device that doesn't stand up to scutiny.
Kind of like the Jem'Hadar leaving Worf and Garak's runabout floating around for no reason.
Yeah, but that got nitpicked in the show itself. Section 31 considered that as grounds to investigate whether or not Bashir was a Dominion spy.
Besides, it's a Starfleet runabout. There's nothing special about it that would give the Dominion a tactical edge. Founders who infiltrated DS9 probably already provided copies of the blueprints and schematics. On the other hand, Narada was an uber-avdanced ship from over 100 years in the future. One would think the Klingons would want to study or use it as opposed to leaving it impounded on a prison colony.