Things are definitely going south in the Pentagon according to most reports: In a remarkably frank New York Times column published on March 19, retired army Maj Gen Paul Eaton, who had been in charge of training the Iraqi military during the first year of the occupation, argued that Rumsfeld “has shown himself incompetent strategically, … Continue reading Rumsfeld on the run
Common Sense Budget Act sponsor Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) had some interesting things to say about government spending and security: What better serves the cause of national security? Investment in first responders, energy independence and global nutrition … or billions that we’re still pouring into the F-22A Raptor, which was designed to outpace Soviet fighter jets? … Continue reading What better serves the cause of national security?
That’s the title of Schneier’s upcoming RSA presentation, and yet his analysis of the Post Office shooting in California (titled “Security Problems with Controlled Access Systems“) lacks even a basic foundation in economics: This is a failure of both technology and procedure. The gate was configured to allow multiple vehicles to enter on only one … Continue reading The Economics of Security
Three significant issues stand out after the Alito hearings: 1) He clearly does not think the Constitution protects a woman’s choice (the right to choose, as some might call it), and he indicated that Roe v. Wade is not settled law. 2) He clearly believes in an even more powerful executive branch. In fact he … Continue reading Alito takes the stand