Starfleet Military Burden
This question is one which is intended to address the military burden currently placed on Starfleet, and is related to the presidential campaign. Is Starfleet currently at a sound advantage in military conflict, or is it persistently required to enter conflict at a disadvantage, required to frequently take heroic risks. These are both extremes. The truth may be somewhere in the middle. At any rate, a summary of recent actions seems required.