Re: Picard was right, Sisko was in the wrong..
How do we know they didn't offload people in shuttles before they arrived at Wolf 359? All we know for sure is that there were civilians still on board when the battle started. Maybe they evacuated as many people as they could before running out of shuttles.
It's a bit strange that Jake and Jennifer stayed in their quarters apparently in the outer rim section of the Saratoga
Heck, even Kirk ordered Elaan of Troyius to go to sickbay, the innermost protected part of the ship, anticipating a battle with the Klingons.
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