Stardate not given: A state of emergency has been declared on Earth, and armed Starfleet security officers are on the streets. But the activities of an elite cadre of Academy cadets on the night of the power outage arouse Sisko’s suspicions. He and Odo investigate, and learn that the sabotage was caused not by Changelings but by “Red Squad” under orders from Admiral Leyton, whose goal is to oust the President and take over Earth to fortify it against the Dominion. And Leyton is willing to do anything, even order one Starfleet ship to destroy another, to carry out his plans.
teleplay by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
story by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Reza Badiyi
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton), Herschel Sparber (Jaresh-Inyo), Susan Gibney (Benteen), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), David Drew Gallagher (Riley Shepard), Mina Badie (Security Officer), Rudolph Willrich (Academy Commandant), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko), Bobby C. King (Security Chief)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover