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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 starships[]


Battles of the Dominion War
2373 : Second Battle of Deep Space 9Battle of Torros III
2374 : Battle of TyraOperation ReturnBattle of SybaronBattle of BetazedLiberation of BenzarSecond Battle of VulcanisFirst Battle of Chin'toka
2375 : Battle of RigelBattle of Monac IVBattle of Ricktor PrimeBattle of GolorothInvasion of Septimus IIISiege of AR-558Raid on San FranciscoSecond Battle of Chin'tokaKalandra CampaignBattle of RashanarBattle of Rondac IIIBattle of Avenal • Battle of Cardassia
Other battles: Battle of AlaiaBattle of Laktar