Re: Springer on Rid, 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place'

My reaction to the review of the re-issue of Rid's book Cyber War Will Not Take Place is the same as my reaction to the reviews of the original version, a few years ago: I reject the apparent assumption that cyber attacks cannot inflict actual physical destruction and cause actual violent deaths.
Computerized systems now control a lot of hardware in the world, the malfunctioning of which could cause vehicles to crash, fires to start, and so forth. Some of the computer-controlled hardware is weaponry equipped with explosive warheads.

Re: Allison on Longley, 'LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval'

In the year of 68, navigation thru the Hawks and Doves of total victory and surrender was no mean feat. Johnson's Limited War policy and practice may not have been appreciated and frustrated many but it was directed at bringing about the containment of Communism in SE Asia and beyond without provoking all out WW III. All this without being charged by Republican political opportunists with 'sell-out' Munich style.

Call for Applications: The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

Call for Applications: The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois


For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.


Fifth Fleet and Third Fleet

All,  someone asked me offline about the rotating staff/commands under Admirals Spruance and Halsey pursuant to thinking about defense reform today.   As most of this audience knows, there was only one fleet of ships that Spruance and Halsey "shared."  Here is what I wrote in response.

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