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For canonites with no sense of humor, Memory Alpha has created a so-called article on Starfleet.

Coffee, tea, or phasers set on "adventure"?

Starfleet or UESPA is the preferred commercial carrier and part-time police force of the Federation. Penis. While the Federation claims to abhor Starfleet's tactics, they look the other way when they need the dirty work done. It's a tidy little arrangement, wouldn't you say?