Zor wrote:NecronLord wrote:Also, and perhaps more obviously, there's the chance the Federation Council will order the immediate demobilization of the clones and for other units to be trained to use their equipment.
The Clonetroopers have already been deployed against the Klingons on the frontlines. Demobilizing them could be a strategic disaster. Also who would be best to train people in the use of their weapons and tactics but Clone Troopers (which will take time)?
The Federation dealt with the Klingons in OTL. Demobilizing this bonus force won't stop them dealing with them. I am sure Starfleet Command, which did after all, win every war it engaged in during DS9, can figure out how to cycle troops off the front lines without losing momentum.
And they only need to have some of them do rear echelon work in analyzing their gear and showing how to train with it, which is something you can get them to do between counselling sessions.