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The Battle at Boreth involved Kelpien, Ba'ul, Klingon, Section 31, and Starfleet forces, and was recorded from countless different angles by ship, shuttle, and drone sensors. It may very well be the most thoroughly documented event in Star Trek canon - better than the Battle of The Binary Stars. Apparently Starfleet took a vow to never speak of the incident, which explains why Spock never talks about his sister in TOS.

However,

How many other witnesses know that Discovery was not destroyed?

It seems Starfleet just lost a top-secret prototype research vessel which can travel anywhere in the universe - and even to other universes - and all they do to find out what happened to it is ask 5 crew members, "Was it destroyed?" They do not seem at all concerned that Discovery could possibly have fallen into Klingon or Kaminari hands. Seriously, it was handled like someone just said their child lost a teddy bear in the mall. The evidence was overwhelming - from the massive tachyon burst the temporal rift caused, the complete lack of debris, and hundreds of sensor logs. But more important, the eye-witnesses! How many?

We have to ask if Starfleet even cares what happened to their secret vessel.

  • Starfleet knew enough of what happened re: the time suit, and they [Starfleet] have three extremely well thought of officers [Pike, Number One, Spock] saying what happened. The officers say the ship exploded as a result of all this craziness. So - don't talk about the craziness: ever, and too bad about the ship. Also - remember...."Vulcans cannot lie" is taken as a fact by many humans. – NKCampbell Oct 1 '19 at 18:42
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    That might work if there was very limited other evidence. Testimony is always a last resort, they certainly had Enterprise logs showing an event horizon forming. Well, that's a different question. Federation has a good reason to make this go away. But this is about how much hush-money they needed to bury this not-so-little war. – Vogon Poet Oct 1 '19 at 19:02
  • yeah...don't discount what the combined efforts of what Spock, Pike and Number One could do to manipulate any data – NKCampbell Oct 1 '19 at 19:26
  • It seems naive to suggest they would not be investigating. Just because it didn't happen on screen doesn't mean it didn't happen. That would be it's own "treasure hunt" story arc, so it's not included in the show. Per the soap opera rule, of course it will come back from the dead to haunt the living. – BAMF4bacon Oct 1 '19 at 19:53

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