Duncan MacLeod wrote:
Alternately you could leave Kirk as an admiral commanding a squadron, with his old bridge crew as the commanders of the ships making up the squadron.
A squadron implies they are a straight up miltiary force and not exploritory vessels anymore.
That's just not Trek. A bunch of ships together in force wouldn't help dramatic storytelling.
Khan takes over a Starfleet vessel and encounters Kirk's squadron?
Did Starfleet became a straight military force during the Dominion War?