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Old July 2 2013, 11:17 PM   #45
Re: Marines and Combat Personel?

So there's one person explicitly stating that Starfleet isn't military, but others have said it is, and some Starfleet personnel identify themselves as soldiers.
Might be as simple as a return to the old distinction of Military vs. Navy. Picard would be saying "Starfleet is not an organization of mindless infantrymen doing their stupid drills, which is why I initially objected to these wargames". This regardless of whether a Military (in the opposite-of-Navy sense) still exists in Picard's time - or whether he's throwing the insult exactly because the last Military that practiced those mindless drills was disbanded long ago, so no living person will be offended.

Timo Saloniemi
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