Ed Driscoll

HOW IMPORTANT IS ONE WORD?

HOW IMPORTANT IS ONE WORD? Noah Shachtman writes in Tech Central Station that “there’s been a quiet, important shift in U.S. national security policy, from defending against ‘probable’ threats to defending against ‘describable’ threats, regardless of how likely they are. The emphasis on high-tech terror is part of this shift, which began in the early days of the current administration, and has only accelerated during the war on terror”.

Shachtman quotes John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, who says, “These are not James Bond movie villains, imagining the most complex means to an end. They look for the simplest plan.”

Read the whole thing. We may be out-thinking the enemy when it comes to anticipating his next move.