Earlier I blasted Kirk for violating the PD in "A Taste of Armageddon"...I just reread the teaser transcript, and Ambassador Fox doesn't 'lightly suggest he has command of this mission'...he drags Kirk kicking and screaming into the situation. Fox says 'thousands of lives have been lost on this route in the last 20 years*,lives that could have been saved if we had a treaty port**...and we mean to have it"
It's Starfleet that is blasting away the Prime Directive, all Kirk is doing giving Starfleet what they wanted.
*Who knows why. Orion Pirates, dangerous anomalies.
** F**k those natives, right Starfleet?