Homeland Security

Since completing The Myth of Homeland Security I've been unable to let go of the topic. Imagine my horrified fascination as federal agencies tasked with aggressive (but sometimes stupid) security goals since 9/11 have failed, redefined their objectives to the point of silliness, or run out of budget. The bogosity is mounting and the politics and finger-pointing is developing exactly as predicted.

Breaking News in Homeland Security

Outsource to Iraq
Would you outsource your data center to Baghdad? Of course not! You'd have to be retarded to do something like that.

The Farewell Dossier
Safire of the NYT wrote about it. The CIA is now talking about it. Information warfare or disinformation? In either case, it triggers scary thoughts.