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Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,465
# 41
01-08-2013, 05:16 AM
You're discounting the effect of two pan-galactic wars, multiple borg incursions, and threats from cardassian, romulan and klingon splinter groups. Utopia and idealism take a backseat during five decades of war.

Dedicated strike, garrison, defensive and special operations ground forces are an absolute must given the baddies waiting in the wings to take the Federation out to the woodshed.