Re: All right, all you JJ-haters! Put your money where your mouth is!
Starfleet is the military branch of the Federation. This has been the case since the first series.
This is a new set of movies that doesn't really follow the same canon as the Star Trek TV series.
“I've noticed that about your people, Doctor. You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours.” - Spock, The Immunity Syndrome
Leonard Nimoy: 1931 - 2015