10 Feb 2006

Paul Pilar Speaks

(Yes, I stole the title from Steve Hayes) ;- ) Under normal circumstances blue-collar IOs like myself would never go up against an NIO, but seeing as how we can both append “former” to our old titles – and we’re thousands of miles apart – I don’t mind taking a

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10 Feb 2006

Plug the Leaks

DCIA Goss in the NY Times on leaks and leakers: At the Central Intelligence Agency, we are more than holding our own in the global war on terrorism, but we are at risk of losing a key battle: the battle to protect our classified information. […] As a member of

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10 Feb 2006

Terror Web Watch for February 10, 2006

Item 1: Calls to Set Fire to More Embassies in the Region Joined by Instructions for Making Fire Bombs Item 2: Palestinian Paper Publishes Warnings of “A Season of Migration” from Iraq (Country Profile) to Lebanon Item 3: The E-Jihad Against Denmark: Protests over Cartoons Depicting the Prophet Mohammed Spread

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09 Feb 2006

Those Were The Days

A number of commentators lament what I’ll call – for lack of a better term – the state of the populace during war time. The lack of sacrifice, the lack of concern (sometimes the presence of scorn) over the endeavor we are engaged in. I thought it might be enlightening,

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09 Feb 2006

Toujours en Avant

InsideDefense (subscription required) has a great new article about the Combatant Commanders trying to address the problem of the sharing and delivery of intelligence data. Assuming all goes well, a more thorough treatment of the issues raised in the item below will be forthcoming soon (I’m likely to be the

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09 Feb 2006

Ironic or just funny?

Former President Jimmy Carter says: “Under the Bush administration, there’s been a disgraceful and illegal decision _ we’re not going to the let the judges or the Congress or anyone else know that we’re spying on the American people,” Carter told reporters. “And no one knows how many innocent Americans

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09 Feb 2006

ADVISE for DHS

A good Christian Science Monitor article that brings up a new program, reminds us of old ones, and points out some serious issues. The comments of the EFF and EPIC folks are arguably the most important. On the one hand the data in use is personal, but at the same

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09 Feb 2006

My Kind of Squirrels

Just came across these guys. Looks very promising and blogroll-worthy. Clearly much more serious than I, but then this is what passes for fun in my world. And in case I failed to mention it earlier, check out the musings on defense and security by my friend Mark at The

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08 Feb 2006

The Numbers Are In

In as much as a blog is something of an exercise in self-indulgence, it is nevertheless nice to get a sense of who you are reaching. For those who are keen on knowing who your fellow readers are: Over 85% of you are registered as coming from a .com, which

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07 Feb 2006

On Target

On Target I knew there was a reason I shopped at Target so much more than I do a certain other large retail chain. In the past few years, [Target] has taken a lead role in teaching government agencies how to fight crime by applying state-of-the-art technology used in its

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