Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by LeadHead, Apr 17, 2014.
Bashir: So, why don't you tell me who you are? Who you work for?
SLOAN: I would think it's obvious. The same people you work for. The Federation. Starfleet.
Bashir: You don't expect me to believe you're with Internal Affairs, do you?
SLOAN: No, of course not. Internal Affairs is a competent department, but limited.
Bashir: So, which department are you with?
SLOAN: Let's just say I belong to another branch of Starfleet Intelligence. Our official designation is Section thirty one.
Bashir: Never heard of it.
SLOAN: We keep a low profile. Works out better that way for all concerned.
Bashir: And what does Section 31 do, apart from kidnapping Starfleet officers?
SLOAN: We search out and identify potential dangers to the Federation.
Bashir: And once identified?
Sloan: We deal with them.
Bashir: So if I had been a dominion agent, what would have happened to me?
Sloan: We wouldn't be standing here having this conversation.
Bashir: And Starfleet sanctions what you're doing?
SLOAN: We don't submit reports or ask for approval for specific operations, if that's what you mean. We're an autonomous department.
Bashir: Authorized by whom?
SLOAN: Section 31 was part of the original Starfleet charter.
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