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Old July 3 2013, 01:31 PM   #191
Locutus of Bored
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

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It's a straw man very simply because at no point was anyone proposing that be done. The answer to the question "are we talking about mothballing the Starfleet" was clearly "no."
Not so clearly, or why else would he make the distinction about scientific/exploratory programs remaining unaffected and say "but..." before being cut off by Cartwright?

MILITARY AIDE: Bill, are we talking about mothballing the Starfleet?

C in C: I'm sure that our exploration and scientific programs would be unaffected, Captain, but...
To me that implies that the more combat oriented vessels in the fleet were facing getting mothballed, with the more scientific and exploratory oriented vessels remaining viable in the planned peacetime reorganization.
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