We finished our first sensor sweep of the Neutral Zone. –Oh. Fascinating. Twenty particles of space dust per cubic meter, 52 ultraviolet radiation spikes, and a Class-2 comet. Wow. This is certainly worthy of our attention. (tosses PADD onto desk)
I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther! And I will make them pay for what they've done!