Re: Admiral Marcus and Section 31
I watched the film again the other night. Marcus sent Enterprise on a one way mission. Hw was going to get rid of Khan and his crew, and Kirk and the Enterprise all in one mission. If Marcus was going to pull of his plan he would have needed to get rid of Pike and Kirk because they would have questioned his motivations. Sending Kirk after Khan was perfect up until Kirk captured Khan instead of killing him. Then Marcus had to make sure Enterprise never made it out of Klingon space.
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