Re: My "Just Saw Insurrection For the First Time" Review.
I'd hardly say they were "openly" using it under the circumstances.
I suspect the Federation Council knew enough to approve the generalities of the operation but was unaware of the specifics. Somewhat like ItPM.
It was the best of Trek, it was the worst of Trek...
"If I lean over, I leave myself open to wedgies, wet willies, or even the dreaded Rear Admiral!"