Task Force 72

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Task Force 72
Area of Responsibility:

Alpha Quadrant

Designation:

Sector Exploration and Necessary Tactical Interdiction Near Enemy Lines (S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L.)

Management
Task Force CO:
Task Force XO:
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Gareth Tau
Task Group Command Adjutants:
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Kennedy Harper
Links
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Forum Section:

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Objectives

  • Establish a foothold to conduct exploratory, scientific and diplomatic operations within the Inconnu Expanse.
  • Protect Federation interest against internal and external threats.
  • Continue vigilance along the borders of the Cardassian Union, the Alrakis Pact (Breen Confederacy, Tzenkethi Coalition, and the Talarian Empire), and the Ferengi Alliance

Current State of Affairs

Alrakis Pact

Main Article: Alrakis Pact

In late 2388, Deep Space 7 was destroyed. It happened so fast that no one knew what happened, or what (or who) was to blame for the destruction. Unbeknownst to most, the transports that the Ferengi had been monitoring for months were transporting materials to construct a Starbase within the Inconnu Expanse, well within DS7's sensor range. The Ravagers had been encouraged by the Breen to destroy this station, to blind the Federation, where they would be encouraged to work with the Breen against the Federation and potentially Cardassia. The Breen took a part of this new station, named the Alrakis Station, and made it something akin to an embassy. It was here that they would invite representatives from the Talarian Empire and the Tzenkethi Coalition, who had established they were open to a future standing beside the Confederacy.

The Talarian Empire were one of the first to sign up to the Breen’s new alliance, though they did so in secret. They were encouraged to remain familiar with the Federation, and continue the ongoing negotiations that they had started, in hopes it would reveal more of the Federation’s motivations and tactics for that section of the galaxy. Though they had become somewhat cordial with the Federation, they had always had their doubts that any friendship between them could exist. The Tzenkethi were the next to commit. The new Autarch, Larquenten Rej Tov-AA, immediately released the more than 250 diplomats from various races he held captive, shoving them towards Federation space in poorly maintained freighters and mothballed cruisers.

All three powers, now joined by the Ravagers, gathered at Alrakis Station and drafted their own charter. Thus, the Alrakis Pact was born.

Inconnu Expanse

Main Article: Inconnu Expanse

With the loss of Deep Space 7, Federation assets in the Inconnu Corridor are being pulled from this area of space after a Ravagers force. There is no intelligence on why the Ravagers have come to show this sort of aggression to the Federation. Two weeks later, Starfleet learned that the Tzenkethi Coalition used the Breen Crisis as a cover to build up its military forces and push into the expanse. The Coalition has informed Starfleet that it has also annexed several systems along the Carnwennan Corridor and that any ship that crosses into these annexed systems will be boarded or destroyed.

However, there was some good news in the aftermath of the Breen Crisis; in the fact that the Talarians has sent a diplomatic envoy to the Federation and informed that after thirty years that they would be warming relations. When asked why the Council was told that there had been an internal debate because of the work of Captain Picard’s return of now-Captain Jono in the 2360s.

Presently, any ship wishing to enter the Inconnu Expanse must do so through the Carnwennan system. Task Force 72 Headquarters is still evaluating what to do about the entrance near the Neethia system.

Gavarian Corridor

Main Article: Gavarian Corridor

Following a year of brutal conflict, a peace agreement between the Cardassian Union and Romulan Star Empire has reopened the corridor to the Federation. Situations may be a little uneasy, but peace shall reign in this new era of exploration. The Gavarian Corridor can be accessed once more via Deep Space 10 in the Trivas System. All starships are to remain on alert until March 2389 when all powers are expected to have withdrawn their war operations.

Theater of Operations

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Points of Interest

Main Article: Alpha Quadrant Homeworlds and Notable Locations

Task Force Assets and Headquarters

Starbase 72 (Minos Korva)

Main Article: Starbase 72
See Also: Minos Korva

Minos Korva, also known as Starbase 72, was a system targeted by both the Cardassian and Dominion Wars. It never fell to either power, and is the present headquarters for Task Force 72.

Treaties

Main Article: Treaties

Task Force History

Main Article: Task Force 72 Timeline

Task Force 72's assignment has been the assessment of the Breen. It has been a more than a decade since the signing of the Treaty of Bajor ending the Dominion War and the cessation of hostilities between the Federation Alliance and the Dominion. A new threat to the Federation quickly evolved when a portion of the border between the Breen Confederacy and the United Federation of Planets, defined by the Valoris Nebula, became contested.

While the Valoris Nebula was considered stable at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Bajor, a subspace singularity in mid-2385 caused it to rotate with relation to the surrounding stars. This moved several inhabited systems across the border in both directions, placing Federation colonies into Breen space and worlds raided by the Breen for slaves into Federation space. Both governments, in an effort to protect their own interests, laid claim to the entire contested region, thus laying the immediate groundwork for the current crisis and it fell upon Task Force 72 to hold the line and protect the Federation border.

Additional Information

Key Articles, Treaties and Background Information: