Re: Scotty and his military comment
If there are Federation MACO's, why is it Starfleet holding ground installations?
There is no proof other than six-hundred episodes that Starfleet is the military. If those don't sway you, then nothing will.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"