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Old October 4 2013, 12:14 AM   #83
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Re: Yesterday's Enterprise: How is the Federation Losing So Badly?

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
If the navy had to send science ships out into hostile areas then a warship would tag along.
Starfleet wouldn't, and doesn't. As far as we've seen in the 23rd century, ALL of their ships are fully equipped for scientific missions.

The evidence is that Starfleet at the time of TOS and the TOS movies was a Military that also had scientific and exploration programs.
And still you lack any evidence for your assertion that a significant part of the fleet was NOT involved in those scientific programs. Whether they are a military or not doesn't matter; the question is, how much of Starfleet was PURELY military?

Since the Military Aide included Starfleet specifically in her question then ships would be included.
In her question, yes. It doesn't change the fact that her question is irrelevant to the actual negotiations.

They haven't been told anything about mothballing Starfleet until the Military Aide asked it.
Correct. She therefore has NO BASIS to ask that question other than simple alarmism. It's a strawman, nothing more.

The answer was some of Starfleet would get affected
No. The answer was that certain programs would NOT be effected. Bill doesn't even confirm that your putative "pure military" programs WOULD be affected. Even the filming script doesn't bear that out.

Crazy Eddie wrote: View Post
since the CinC answered it with the correct information
On which you continue to equivocate. This is not a rhetorical question: Exactly which part of Starfleet ISN'T involved in scientific research and exploration?
The correct question is can the Scientific and Exploration programs function without the Military program?
Begging the question: IS there a separate military program? No such distinction has ever been made in Star Trek, especially in TUC.

So again: what part of Starfleet ISN'T involved in scientific research and exploration?
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