Later in 2374, Benjamin Sisko developed a counterattack against the Dominion, in hopes of recapturing Deep Space 9, by putting together a large task force comprised of elements of the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Fleets.
Once Sisko was given the "go ahead" from Starfleet Command, the Fifth Fleet was ordered to pull out of fighting along the Vulcan border and regroup at Starbase 375. This strategy was cause for concern to those in the Dominion watching Federation fleet movements, including Damar and Weyoun. (DS9: "Favor the Bold")
The combined fleet later encountered a Dominion fleet in a successful engagement, in a region of space between Deep Space 9 and Starbase 375. Among the ships in this combined fleet were the USS Centaur, USS Cortez, USS Hood, USS Magellan, USS Majestic, USS Sarek, USS Sitak, and USS Venture. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels")
|Federation Alliance Fleets in the Dominion War|
|Second Fleet • Third Fleet • Fifth Fleet • Sixth Fleet • Seventh Fleet • Ninth Fleet • Tenth Fleet|