1995-12-22 - Re: Air Force hacks Navy? Eeeek!

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From: Sten Drescher <stend@cris.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1995-12-22 16:37:15 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 22 Dec 95 08:37:15 PST

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From: Sten Drescher <stend@cris.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 95 08:37:15 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Air Force hacks Navy? Eeeek!
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Light Ray <fricke@roboben.engr.ucdavis.edu> said:

LR> Read this.  It's from the Electronic Telegraph, a neat web site in
LR> the UK.  This article was later posted to comp.risks, and hence,
LR> Risks Forum digest, which is where I found it.  The paragraphs have
LR> been numbered for easy reference.


LR> Let's pick the article apart:


	I saw the IW article that Light Ray saw in the RISKS Digest,
and, while it raises some valid questions, it in turn has some internal
problems.  For example, the IW author apparently doesn't understand the
difference between a Navy captain (O-6) and an Air Force captain (O-3),
dismissing the whole story because a Navy captain would be far to old to
be a 'whizzkid'.  Problem is the story said it was an Air Force captain,
and a newly pinned AF captain would certainly be young enough to be
considered one in the military culture (had I stuck it out through ROTC,
I would have been able to make captain at 24).  While the ET article
looks like it was written by someone who didn't understand the fine
details of what happened, the IW article looks like it was written as
military smokescreen.

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