October 26, 2015

Be Concerned. Be Prepared...But Don't Lose All Historical Perspective.

IBT notes that they are shocked to learn that the Russians are poking around undersea cables with their submarines. 

They are not the only paper to point tis out.

Cdr. Salamander has a sublimely titled response.

First of all, if anyone in government service in the national security arena is surprised or shocked by this, please go work somewhere else.

If those who are responsible for maintaining connectivity have not been refining our branch plans to respond to this eventuality, will someone please fire them?  

Do read the whole thing.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 03:54 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 In WWI, Germans staged a whole freaking raid on a tropical island just to cut English cables.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Oct 27 17:40:38 2015 (NwaCa)


The British hauled up and cut a trans-Atlantic cable, too. For the duration of the war, it meant that all trans-Atlantic communications (by everyone) either was radio or courier-carried.

The point, of course, was that if it was radio, it could be intercepted. If it was in a known code, it could be read.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Oct 27 18:25:29 2015 (+rSRq)

3 Test test...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Oct 27 23:39:47 2015 (2yngH)

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