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# 35
01-07-2013, 08:11 AM
Originally Posted by capnmanx View Post
There's no particular reason that Starfleet (or the Federation as a singular entity) would have needed its own ground forces, beyond its security personnel (and, perhaps, some sec-ops types). The individual governments that make up the Federation likely maintain their own combat forces for planetary defence, which could be deployed to assist Starfleet if required.
Which would probably only serve as a reserve or a stop gap. Again, taking the Dominion War into account, you need a highly trained, unified, dedicated, ground combat force. Not necessarily an "Army" but a force under Starfleet command (Marines maybe?)

Militias, no matter how "highly trained" get you only so far.
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