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Sisko's plan for Operation Return.

Operation Return was an engagement during the Dominion War, where forces of the Federation Alliance launched an assault against Dominion and Cardassian forces in the Bajor sector in 2374. The main objective of the assault was to recapture Deep Space 9 and stop Dominion forces from taking down the minefield that blocked the entrance to the Bajoran wormhole. Whilst the Defiant arrived too late to prevent the destruction of the minefield, Deep Space 9 was eventually recaptured by the Alliance, and the battle became one of the major turning points of the war. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, DS9 episodes: "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels")

For his role in retaking Deep Space 9 and stopping the Dominion, Benjamin Sisko was awarded the Christopher Pike Medal of Valor. (DS9 episode: "Tears of the Prophets")

Participating Allied starshipsEdit


Battles of the Dominion War
Second Battle of Deep Space 9 (2373) • Battle of Torros III (2373) • Battle of Tyra (2374) • Operation Return (2374) • Battle of Sybaron (2374) • Second Battle of VulcanisFirst Battle of Chin'toka (2374) • Battle of Rigel (2375) • Battle of Ricktor Prime (2375) • Raid on San Francisco (2375) • Battle of Goloroth (2375) • Siege of AR-558 (2375) • Second Battle of Chin'toka (2375) • Kalandra Campaign (2375) • Battle of Rashanar (2375) • Battle of Cardassia (2375) • Battle of Laktar (Unknown)

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