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# 4
02-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Section 31 is the black ops of Starfleet. They have the task of protecting the Federation from all external and internal threats by using the belief the end justifies the means. In one of the Section 31 novels, they are sabotaging a highly aggressive race from achieving warp capability. I know novels are soft canon, but it gives an example of the type of work they do. If they want it, then they would go through unofficial channels to requistion one. There is no reason for them to steal a Starfleet ship. They can just download the plans and build their own with a few modifications to make it a black ops ship like a phased cloak.