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Old July 1 2013, 07:28 AM   #28
Herkimer Jitty
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Re: Marines and Combat Personel?

Crazy Eddie wrote: View Post
Herkimer Jitty wrote: View Post
Is Starfleet a military?

By 24th Century Definitions - No, Maybe? Banana? Cantaloupe?

By 21st Century Definitions - Emphatically, yes.
21st century definitions imply legal statutes that the Federation does not (and probably never did) recognize. Nor would OUR definitions meaningfully override theirs, since the Trek universe bears very little resemblance to our own.

IOW: Starfleet is a military inasmuch as Jedi Knights are police officers.
Wookiepedia wrote:
Jedi Peacekeeper Those Jedi wishing to pursue a peacekeeping role were stationed within planetary or sectoral government's security agencies where they worked as the area's special police.
So what you're saying is that Starfleet is a military.
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