Tag: Science

Obama: The Most Secretive President?

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Having been elected to the White House with the promise of increased openness and transparency regarding government operations, Barack Obama may end his presidency as among the most secretive in American history. That, anyway, was the conclusion of a couple

China spies — sex to cyber

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Sex-and-spying award winner? China’s nominee is surely Katrina Leung, codenamed Parlour Maid. She’d pocketed $1.7 million in FBI money to spy on China by the time Washington figured out she was moonlighting as a double agent for Beijing – while

How the Military Intelligence Community Has Failed to Incorporate Sociocultural Understanding of their Operational Environment

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The purpose of this paper will be to explore how the military intelligence community (IC) can create programs to foster a population centric approach to collection of intelligence in order to bolster sociocultural understanding of the operational environment. The objectives

REVIEW: Fixing Intelligence. For a More Secure America

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By Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, US Army, Ret. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002. 230 pages. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There are two very important themes running through this book, and they earn the author a solid four stars and a

REVIEW: Trust but Verify. Imagery Analysis in the Cold War

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By David T. Lindgren. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. Pp. xiii+222. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For some reason, books on cryptology apparently sell well. Go to your local Borders and look in the espionage section and you will find half a dozen

Review: Handbook of Applied Cryptography

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by Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot, Scott A. Vanstone. CRC Press ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Scenario CRC Press has been building a series of books on discrete mathematics and its applications. Doug Stinson wrote the theory book on cryptography (Cryptography: