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IRAQ CRISIS: FORT SUMTER OR BLEEDING KANSAS?

See All the King's Horses

Comment Posted By pbswatcher On 24.02.2006 @ 10:30

DAMAGE TO NATIONAL SECURITY AS A RESULT OF NSA LEAK

There are a couple of general principles which are applicable to the question of how leaks about the NSA program damage security.

1. Silence is golden. The only program, strategy, or tactic that can't be countered is one that the enemy doesn't know or imagine exists. It is a bad idea to underestimate the intelligence of your enemy by assuming they won't be able to connect the dots and develop a counter technique. Therefore the less said the better.

2. Information release is not a binary, all or nothing, process. Each bit of information is another dot to be connected. Some dots are dim, i.e. made known only in some obscure way to a few people who may not understand them. Other dots are bright, e.g. on the front page of the NY Times. Release of a dim dot is not a reason to assume that everyone now knows it and thus make it brighter. Release of a bright dot is not a reason to release other dots. Again the less said the better, even after exposure.

Of course, none of this matters to those who are not at war except against the Bush administration.

Comment Posted By pbswatcher On 8.01.2006 @ 14:34

KATRINA: RESPONSE TIMELINE

The cost of rebuilding is far too great. See I'm joining the left

Comment Posted By pbswatcher On 4.09.2005 @ 22:44

IT'S BAD TO BE NORMATIVE

Andrew Sullivan whom someone once thought was conservative is leading us down an even more dangerous path of lunacy. See Accelerating Down the Long, Slippery Slope

Comment Posted By pbswatcher On 2.03.2005 @ 18:32

THE NIGHTMARE OF GRONINGEN

A point of order regarding the Groningen protocol. Contrary to all the blogosphere traffic in December, the protocol does not allow euthanasia without parental consent. We need to be careful with the facts to avoid the Eason Jordan / Dan Rather "fake but accurate" syndrome. See The Groningen Protocol?? for details.

Comment Posted By pbswatcher On 28.02.2005 @ 00:46


 


 


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