Re: Why didn't the Federation salvage Empok Nor?
Following the events of "Empok Nor", would it not have made sense for the Federation to take control of Empok Nor and make it into a Federation starbase a la Deep Space Nine?
It was probably too badly damaged to be returned to full operation.
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