[OT] Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: New paper on Security and Obscurity
bkfsec at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Sep 3 14:28:28 BST 2004
> It wasn't the general, massive military build up, but the specific
> program known as Star Wars under Ronald Raygun. The Soviets believed
> that the nonsense was true and tried to fund the research to catch up
> until they hit the wall. Unlike real military weapons, a fake weapon
> is controlled by the imagination, so there no limits to what was
> cheers, bob
Well, in all fairness, that wasn't the intent of the missile defense
network. Many people considered it a very real "weapon" and we spent
quite a bit of money on it as well.
But, the rumors of a nasty super-weapon didn't hurt in sending the
Soviet system down.
Like I said, it's never just one thing. But ultimately, it's poor
governing on the part of the Soviets that brought the Soviet Union down.
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