Task Force 72
- 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 Breen Confederacy, the Ferengi Alliance and the Tzenkethi Coalition
Current State of Affairs
Cardassian Advance of 2388
- Main Article: Cardassian Advance of 2388
The Alpha Quadrant had once more been rocked by the spread of war when on October 10, 2388, the Breen Confederacy was rocked in the aftermath of the Breen Crisis when the Second and Fifth Order of the Cardassian Guard breached their borders retaking two systems that were giving to the Breen by the Dominion during the Dominion War. Starfleet Intelligence has reports that have indicated that the Breen Militia has been crippled.
- 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 become to show more 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 expand 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 Talarian Republic 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.
Theater of Operations
Points of Interest
- Main Article: Alpha Quadrant Astrometrics Database
Task Force Assets and Headquarters
- Main Articles: Roosevelt Station
Roosevelt Station, also known as Starbase 212 and Garen Epok, was involved in the Breen Crisis of 2386. Following the crisis, the Federation assumed control of a nearby abandoned Cardassian Nor class station. Upon its full repair, it was dubbed Roosevelt.
- Main Article: Carnwennan Station
- See Also: Galen IV
Carnwennan Station is an Immense Class starbase that sits in the Carnwennan Sector and at the mouth of the Carnwennan Corridor. Carnwennan has become the Task Force's guardian to the only safe route to explore the Inconnu Expanse. The station also houses a response force to Galen IV.
- Main Article: Treaties
- None yet listed.
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.