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While the Federation Council debates the merits of a police action for the Tau Dewa Sector, an voice against such a heavy handed move has come from an unexpected quarter - Starfleet itself. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Admiral Jennifer Hunter outlined the progress that has been made during the assistance mission to Mol'Rihan so far.

The daughter of the late Dominion War hero, Admiral Gordon T. Hunter, spoke pointedly when asked if a police action would protect Federation and Romulan interests alike in Tau Dewa. Since the Mol'Rihan initiative began, this Admiral Hunter has seen numerous vessels, personnel and resources deployed throughout the Tau Dewa Sector. Not every deployment has been a smooth one with the notable loss of the USS Ohio while protecting a Romulan convoy.

"History does not support such actions." the commander of the 26th Fleet responded, going on to add, "It has been a rough number of months, but we cannot overlook the very real progress and improvement in our relations with our current approach."

Since the Mol'Rihan initiative began, this Admiral Hunter has seen numerous vessels, personnel and resources deployed throughout the Tau Dewa Sector. Not every deployment has been a smooth one with the notable loss of the USS Ohio while protecting a Romulan convoy. Despite this and other losses, the Admiral offered that the Romulan government of Mol'Rihan understands and is even beginning to reciprocate the offer of friendship.

"As it stands, Romulan patrols are expanding and joining Starfleet patrols when they can. On the ground, we have a level of technical and resource sharing that is frankly unprecedented in Federation/Romulan relations." Hunter said.

When asked if she would support a further military deployment to Tau Dewa, Hunter provided an appropriate Starfleet answer, stating that Starfleet Command is directed by the civilian branch of the Federation government.

"Clearly, if the situation worsens, and more ships and personnel are needed, we'll do as we're directed. Until such time, we're going to lend a hand, and be good neighbours just like we're doing now."