Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman
DEFENSE REFORM: YES, BUT HOW?
There is widespread dissatisfaction with the organization and performance of the Department of Defense, a new Congressional Research Service report says, but no consensus on what to do about it. Driving the current debate, CRS says, are questions such as:
Mongoose: Classifying History for the Wrong Reasons — the Dangers of Secrecy as an Enabler of Inadvertent Nuclear War
Security chiefs are trying to block the release of documents that would shed fresh light on how Britain and the US came close to provoking a Soviet nuclear attack. They are insisting that a report, The Detection of Soviet Preparations for War Against Nato, must remain secret. The report was drawn up by the joint intelligence committee (JIC) after a Nato military exercise codenamed Able Archer 83.