Re: Would Spock Prime think Kirk and a young Kirk Prime look identical
Captain Cook wasn't a member of Starfleet. As for Project Genesis, it wasn't Marcus' place to tell Starfleet officers how to do their jobs. If she wasn't willing to accept a report from Beach or another member of Terrell's staff (approved by him or otherwise), she shouldn't have relied on them to choose a test site.
"I've sworn an oath to serve and protect the United Federation of Planets- an oath I will fulfill with my dying breath- for in my heart, I remain a creature of duty. I am Romulan." --Captain Sran, USS Naptown