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Four men including a 72 year old former Boeing employee were arrested today for giving trade secrets and other defense technology information to the Chinese. These arrests mark a growing trend in broader Chinese espionage as China expands economically and militarily. (more…)

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The RAND corporation, a company that does studies on and for government and society was commissioned by the Army to do a study about the Iraq war. When the study found failure in every organization at every level, the Army buried it- including the declassified version. The reason? According to Lt. Gen. James Lovelace it,

“lacked perspective needed for future planning by the U.S. Army.”

Sounds typical of this particular slate of leadership, no one fails, if you can just twist the logic enough eventually it’ll look like success. It’s all about perspective. Right. (more…)

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The National Guard is so overtaxed from fighting the war in Iraq they lack the man power and the equipment to withstand natural disasters or attacks here at home according to a study released today. Today’s article in the Washington Post on the issue came with a few money lines:

“You shouldn’t be dealing with WMD scenarios with 52 pickup,” Punaro said, referring to a joke that involves scattering a deck of cards. “It needs to be part of the deliberative planning process.”

“It’s a food fight over resources going on right now,” Punaro said. “DOD can’t have it both ways. They can’t say they want it, ‘but only if we don’t have to pay for it,’ ” he said.

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