Washington Silliness – Low/No Nukes and Cybersecurity

We call this the “silly season” in Washington, a favorite “inside the beltway” expression for the strange things that happen during election time – and when folks of all political persuasions say and do dumb things. This year is no exception; however, there are two recent ideas that transcend the usual electioneering goofiness. They are: Suggestions from the Obama Administration to drastically reduce our strategic nuclear forces; and, the Senate’s unbelievably naïve “Cyber Security Act of 2012.” While neither of these are likely election issues, both go to the very core of how we protect ourselves from the forces and factions in the world that could do us harm. In short, this is the serious stuff!

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