To: RDML Bishop, S (@Sam )
CC: RADM Quint, E, CAPT Hanson, R
From: CAPT Tungsten, D
Subj: RE: Continuing Diplomacy
I would like to schedule a meeting between us at the start of Gamma Shift this Thursday, if you are available to discuss this.
That said, I have reviewed the reports, and am considering our options and approach for negotiations, but I have a few questions that might best be answered, or at least posed, now before we meet so we may have a more productive meeting.
Firstly, I’d like some guidance on The Federation and Starfleet’s position on offering more peacekeeping patrols, or counter insurgency forces. I feel it may be necessary to speak with the ambassadors before knowing if this would even be well-received by either side or not, but it could be a useful arrow in the quiver, so to speak, if all parties are agreed. I do not want to make promises we cannot, or will not keep, however.
Second, I’d like confirmation of my understanding while reading this that the Federation recognizes the Nuzoth government as the legitimate governing body in the Krekt system, or at least the planets they currently hold, and that we also want good relations with both parties to keep the Klingon border secure. I am certain that cessation of violence is our primary concern, but I’d like to make sure I am keeping the Federation’s interests in mind here as well.
Thirdly, should I be making any follow-ups regarding the outside technology to the Nuzoth, particularly in regards to Federation technology? I anticipate accusations from the Asaid toward us on that, if they have not already been made in earlier contacts. Captain Hanson’s report on stardate 97024.7 seemed more a beginning than a conclusion, to me. If I am perhaps just missing the results on that, I’d appreciate being filled in so I may answer intelligently in talks.
Please let me know if Thursday at Gamma will work for you to meet, and if you wish to answer my questions there rather than in communications, that is fine with me, but I thought it would be a better use of our time either way if you are prepared for them.
Captain Drake Tungsten