Section 31

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  • Underground Federation intelligence agency
    • Originated with Earth Starfleet (ENT: "Affliction", "Divergence"; ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
    • Official justification for existence drawn from Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter (as inherited from the same portion of Earth Starfleet's charter) (ENT: "Divergence"; ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
    • No association with Starfleet Intelligence
  • Small cell-based organization
  • Intermittent operations
    • Instituted only when necessary due to astropolitical conditions, dispersed and left fallow otherwise to prevent discovery
    • Three known eras of operation
    • First era: December 2150 - March 2166
      • First instituted as a successor to off-book security operations undergone by Matthew Harris in 2140s (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
      • Incorporated by the AI Uraei, who proceeded to induct Harris and associates (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference; S31 Novel: Control)
      • Drawn from agents in Starfleet Security, Starfleet Intelligence, and United Earth's ESA (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
        • Continued to be limited to UESPA following establishment of Federation (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
      • Estimated at 10 core decision-makers, 24 field agents as of January 2166 (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
      • Publicly revealed, prosecuted by Starfleet JAG, Federation Department of Justice March 2166 (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
        • Until 2386 revelations, known simply as a conspiracy instigated independently by Harris (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
    • Second era: 2260s - 2300s
    • Third era: 2350s - 2386
      • Actions largely directed by Admiral William Ross (unwittingly) under direction of Uraei (TNG Novel: Available Light)
      • Permanently decommissioned upon public revelation of existence 2386 (S31 Novel: Control)
    • Arrests and prosecution of agents begun late July 2386 (TNG Novel: Available Light)
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