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14258Re: Vulnerability of DC-area microwave links

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  • ozob99
    Dec 1, 2008
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      --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, long-lines@... wrote:
      >
      > Wouldn't the transmission 'of critical unencrypted Government
      > telephone conversations' be a defacto lapse in security policy?
      > Either they are 'critical' or they are not. If they are, you don't
      send
      > them through a public medium (unencrypted).
      >
      > Every government capitol city is a communications and electronic
      > intelligence target; everyone knows this. Amazing.

      Apparently the WW2 slogan "Loose Lips Sink Ships" was often forgotten
      during the Cold War.
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