At this point I am torn on the raid on the En-Il-Que (what a cool alien name, btw). The plan here is to cripple their war machine and prevent them from heading towards the Federation. To fight them over there, in order as not to fight them at home, to borrow a Bushism. But what if this plan backfires? Maybe this will motivate them to chase down the Federation to get their revenge. Especially since they'll suddenly have to face a Federation-aided resistance movement.
But you gotta love the scope of these decisions which are not easy for any man to make. Good thing Sandhurst is bigger than life at the moment. Or at least that's the impression one could get.
This is exciting stuff.