Did the Federation have an Army / What did it call ground forces in battle?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
01-07-2013, 08:44 AM
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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.
The UN never bothered making its own unified armed forces. The occasional joint training exercise, and established protocols for working together, has generally sufficed. The Federation could easily operate the same way.
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