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I disagree with this deletion:

"...civilian authority over the military is consistent with other examples of this policy. See, for example, TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon" and "Metamorphosis," as well as DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost."

This is a fundamental issue in Star Trek, and we see its culmination in the DS9 episodes that I cited. It also creates much dramatic tension between Kirk (soldier) and Ferris (civilian), in "The Galileo Seven. I hope you will reconsider this decision. --GNDN 07:18, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

I just don't think it directly relates to "Galactic Emergency Procedure." I suppose it could be put in the background of "The Galileo Seven", but I think it implies and assumes a little to much for my taste. (For example, we don't know for a fact exactly what "Galactic Emergency Procedures" do; we can assume from the one example that it may have something to do with giving a civilian power over Starfleet. But for all we know, Spock could have cited it as reason to take command of the mission!) (although, considering the plot, obviosuly that wasn't very likly...) And for the record, Starfleet isn't a military ;) - AJ Halliwell 07:59, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
Upon further reflection, I concur. I maintain that this is still an interesting point that bears further exploration either in the epiosde pages or someplace else, but certainly not here. As for the civilian nature of the law or regulation cited, I submit that Shimon Wincelberg would have adverted to his use of the term "starship regulations," a phrase first coined for his "Dagger of the Mind" script instead of making up another phrase that sounds more legislative. As for whether Starfleet is a military organization, well, I think the Borg and Dominion conflicts laid rest to that debate, Picard's moralizing notwithstanding :) --GNDN 00:14, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

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