I saw The Post tonight. I should say that I finally saw the Post. It’s a movie I wanted to see in a mostly empty theatre so I could be alone with my thoughts about Steven Spielberg’s creation. And thoughts I have! And share them I will…. eventually. A number of government folks will say today that the press’s pugnacity post-Pentagon papers was a creation of the 6 to 3 court decision’s turgid prose.
In May, The New York Times, in a feat of national security journalism that made me quite jealous of their reporters and those reporters’ sources, broke the news that the CIA and the FBI were years-deep in a counter-intelligence investigation because virtually all of the CIA’s informants and agents inside of China had been killed beginning in 2010. The FBI suspected an insider — a spy inside the CIA. The CIA, reflexively, questioned whether their tradecraft had been compromised.
Blame the convergence of our embodied lives in the digital dimension with the vagaries of the nuclear command and control system. Or, blame the human who hit the wrong button and wasn’t mindful enough to look at the “Are you SURE?!?!? !” screen. No doubt that, since he’s personalized the conflict with Kim Jong-un, Trump has made us all think about the potential for nuclear war in a more visceral war. No question he’s turned up the tension. And done lots of other stuff that makes this much harder.
.@csis's Rebecca Hersman (ex-DASD/WMDs till '15 on nuke rvw: "Some of the big worries for some of us about this review don’t seem to be coming to pass. The document supports continued U.S. compliance with all of its treaty obligations, including adherence to New START and INF."
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