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Old June 29 2013, 02:32 PM   #122
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

yousirname wrote: View Post
I am saying that Starfleet is the military. I'm just saying that they're also other things, too.
See, I don't get this "Starfleet is more than just a military" line that gets tossed around in these debates. Everything Starfleet does has been done by militaries in real life. Historically, exploration was handled by navy ships. Navy ships and military aircraft are used to transport dignitaries and other VIPs. Hell, the US President's personal airplane belongs to the Air Force and his helicopter belongs to the Marines.

Modern day militaries do have science and research programs. Granted, Starfleet does place a larger priority on science than most militaries do today, but that's because they're in space and space has all kinds of funky stuff which requires scientific professionals on hand, not because they aren't military.
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