26 Jan 2006

Doing a Mental

Part two of the CNSN story on how NSA deals with percieved malcontents here. Sad.

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25 Jan 2006

The Best Defense

It may have been the delirium of being woken up several times in the night by a crying newborn, or it might have been just normal run-of-the-mill delirium, but if I’m not mistaken Matt Lauer started off the 07:00 hour of the Today Show with a line about the Administration

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25 Jan 2006

What was that about a nail and a hammer?

CQ points out that NSA isn’t the only place where it pays to keep your pie hole closed: The FBI’s former top agent in Panama carried on an affair with a confidential informant that left him open to blackmail by “a hostile foreign intelligence agency,” according to his former deputy,

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25 Jan 2006

Crazy like a loon . . .

. . . or a fox? In the first part of a two-part series of stories on IC retaliation against employees, Cyber Cast News Service lays out a compelling case for why it is better for one’s career – not to mention their health – to just go along and

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24 Jan 2006

Feel the Breeze

At first glance one is tempted to say, “Well, at least he’s being honest.” After a few moments of reflection it hits me, “Yeah, but it’s the honesty of a fool.” I may be wrong, but I’d bet good money that Mr. Stein not only knows nothing about the military

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24 Jan 2006

The best intel in the world . . .

. . . is no good if you chose to ignore it, or, “Why it helps to know what the **** you’re doing.” In the 48 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit, the White House received detailed warnings about the storm’s likely impact, including eerily prescient predictions of breached levees, massive

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24 Jan 2006

I couldn’t agree more

Rep. Rogers (R-MI) almost makes me wish I was a Wolverine (Aerospace Daily – subscription req’d):   If the U.S. wants to score more successes in the war on terrorism there has to be a mix of technology and human intelligence, says a member of the House Intelligence Committee. “I

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23 Jan 2006

Lessons Learned?

Clearly not: Russia‘s state security service, the FSB, has accused British diplomats of spying in Moscow. It backed claims made in a Russian TV report which showed footage of what it said was British agents retrieving data from a fake rock planted on a street. […] The programme said four

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20 Jan 2006

King for a Day

You may not like the wording of the phrase “global war on terror” or even the idea that we can fight and win a war against a methodology. Nevertheless, we find ourselves engaged in a conflict with an adversary that has worldwide ambitions and cannot be pinned down to any

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20 Jan 2006

A Well Qualified Opinion

Star Jones illustrates oh so clearly why celebrities are about as qualified to comment on national security issues as I am qualified to comment on the relative merits of pads vs. tampons. Yesterday, the co-hose of ABC’s THE VIEW told viewers during a discussion of bin Laden’s latest audio tape:

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