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Tasting Our Own Ice Cream (Updates)

A friend from the biz used to say that after a few days out of the office he would delete any emails or other messages older than 72 hours old; odds are that whatever was being discussed prior to that point was likely to have been overtaken-by-events, so why bother wasting time trying to catch up? I could never bring myself to actually delete old emails, but I did find a certain amount of liberation in ignoring the old stuff without apparent damage to national security. It would appear that the same general rule applies when one takes any substantial time away from blogging; others have covered the major issues adequately and the fringe elements have had ample time to pick nits. Barring some glaring hole someone has missed, playing catch-up is really just the worst kind of piling on. Since it is fairly hard to break the addiction though, some key items I thought were interesting that I hope you did not miss over the holiday:

Something important to note, after spending some time deeper into fly-over country; Joe and Jane citizen still have very little idea what is going on (and its importance) in the physical space within the triangle of Annapolis, Quantico, and Gaithersburg.

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.