Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion
Sisko choosing a defiant was out of self-preservation.
Except that there's no evidence whatsoever
that he actually chose the vessel. He got what was available. We have no way of knowing whether he actually selected Sao Paulo
from a list of ready-made ships.
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"