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In [[2267]], on [[stardate]] 3478.2, it was noted in the latest Starfleet bulletin that the [[Romulan]]s had broken the encryption of Code 2, and it was therefore replaced by [[Code 3]]. As a result of aging caused by exposure to [[Gamma Hydra IV]] [[radiation]], {{Captain}} [[James T. Kirk]] gave orders to send a message to [[Starfleet Command]] using code two because of the Romulans presence nearby. When [[Nyota Uhura]] reminded him of their having broken the code already, he changed it to Code 3, instead.
 
In [[2267]], on [[stardate]] 3478.2, it was noted in the latest Starfleet bulletin that the [[Romulan]]s had broken the encryption of Code 2, and it was therefore replaced by [[Code 3]]. As a result of aging caused by exposure to [[Gamma Hydra IV]] [[radiation]], {{Captain}} [[James T. Kirk]] gave orders to send a message to [[Starfleet Command]] using code two because of the Romulans presence nearby. When [[Nyota Uhura]] reminded him of their having broken the code already, he changed it to Code 3, instead.
   
During a competency [[hearing]], [[Spock]] questioned Uhura about this fact, noting that both she and Kirk's [[initials]] were on the bulletin, indicating both had [[reading|read]] it.
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During a competency [[hearing]], [[Spock]] questioned Uhura about this fact, noting that both her and Kirk's [[initials]] were on the bulletin, indicating both had [[reading|read]] it.
   
Later, Kirk ''deliberately'' ordered that a different message be sent on Code 2 despite Uhura's repeated protests. It was in fact a clever [[bluff]] in which Kirk indicated that he would [[self-destruct]] the ''Enterprise'' using a newly installed [[corbomite]] device, destroying the Romulans and establishing a [[dead zone]] with a 200 [[kilometer]] [[diameter]]. ({{TOS|The Deadly Years}})
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Later, Kirk ''deliberately'' ordered that a different message be sent on Code 2 despite uhura's repeated protests. It was in fact a clever [[bluff]] in which Kirk indicated that he would [[self-destruct]] the ''Enterprise'' using a newly installed [[corbomite]] device, destroying the Romulans and establishing a [[dead zone]] with a 200 [[kilometer]] [[diameter]]. ({{TOS|The Deadly Years}})
   
   
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