- For the Star Trek: Wineland character of the same name, please see: Jack Bauer (Wineland).
- For the Star Trek: Minnesota character of the same name, please see: Jack Bauer (STM).
In 2376, Julian Bashir assumed the role of Bauer in a holosuite re-enactment of Operation: Nightfall, where Bauer was part of a covert team sent to Kosovo to assassinate Victor Drazen, a genocidal warlord during Earth's 20th century. When Bashir was summoned to the Infirmary, Raul Fitzpatrick also participating in the simulation reminded him that he got to be Bauer the next time they ran the simulation. (Star Trek: War Aftermath: " The True Way")
Victor Drazen was a notorious and oppressive warlord from Earth's 20th century responsible for ethnic cleansings of Albanian Muslims in the Serb province of Kosovo. United States intelligence agents had identified Drazen as a righthand man of Slobodan Milošević, the President of Yugoslavia and Serbia through 2000. Jack Bauer was sent to lead a team to assassinate Drazen. In 2376, Julian Bashir and Raul Fitzpatrick re-enacted the mission to take out Drazen in DS9's holosuites. (Star Trek: War Aftermath: " The True Way")
Hamri al-Assad was a terrorist leader from the Middle East region of Earth during the early 21st century. When spotted in the United States, he was believed to be behind attacks on the mainland United States. Assad later revealed he was in the country to open peaceful negotiations with the United States and its allies.
In 2376, Julian Bashir and Raul Fitzpatrick debated whether or not Assad's conciliatory initiatives were genuine. Fitzpatrick argued that Assad was in proximity to a bomb that severely injured U.S. President Wayne Palmer, and so his peace offering was merely a ruse to assassinate the President of the United States. Bashir pointed out that a government cabal wanted Palmer out of the way because of his dovish foreign policies.
When Ezri Dax came across a photograph of Assad in the historical database, Fitzpatrick began to suspect that Bashir and Assad were the same person on the grounds that Bashir was genetically enhanced, as was Khan Noonien Singh, a genetically engineered superhuman placed in suspended animation in the 20th century. (Star Trek: War Aftermath: " The True Way")
- Hamri al-Assad was, in fact, portrayed by Alexander Siddig during the sixth season of 24. The storyline where Fitzpatrick became suspicious of Bashir was an inside reference to the fact that both characters were portrayed by the same actor.
David Palmer served as President of the United States at some time in Earth's 21st century. His assassination two years after his tenure in office ended made him a martyr among the people. Despite the fact that his brother was unable to duplicate his legacy, Julian Bashir contended in 2376 that Wayne was elected based on David's martyrdom.(Star Trek: War Aftermath: "The True Way")
Wayne Palmer served as President of the United States at some time in Earth's 21st century. His tenure was a brief, but controversial one. In 2376, Julian Bashir acknowledged that Palmer was soft on international terrorism, one reason he did not live up to the legacy of his brother. Bashir and Raul Fitzpatrick disagreed, however, on who was responsible for an attempt on Palmer's life. Fitzpatrick believed terrorist mastermind Hamri al-Assad to be responsible, while Bashir pointed the existence of a government cabal willing to remove Palmer from office by any means necessary. The debate was resolved through citing the lack of evidence to support one hypothesis over the other.
Noah Daniels served as Vice-President, and later President of the United States at some point in Earth's 21st century. By his own admission, according to a journal entry Raul Fitzpatrick found in the historical database in 2376, Daniels believed his predecessor to be soft on international terrorism.(Star Trek: War Aftermath: " The True Way")
Hal Gardner served as President of the United States at some time in Earth's 21st century. In 2376, Julian Bashir contended that the combination of Gardner's having served as Vice-President under his corrupt predecessor and the surprise assassination of former President David Palmer allowed David's brother Wayne to become President in the next election.