Re: Federation Tactical Fleets
Fleets being non-permanent structures is a reasonable idea that carries some connotations. We hear of Fleet numbers up to 10 in DS9, but not 1st, 4th and 8th or anything higher than 10th.
They could simply be fighting on other fronts, and don't figure into the war for our heroes near Bajor. Or they are held back in reserve. Presumably the Enterprise is part of one of these mystery fleets.
She bought her first new car and you hit her with a drunk driver. What, is that supposed to be funny?