.mil disconnect from net

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Remember a few weeks ago a story about the military disconnecting from the internet because of "cyberwarfare" ?

The Navy story is like a mini OJ story at the moment. Obviously .mil sites will now be carefully edited, possibly "pollyanisized" for public viewing.

It crossed my mind that solid info may be harder and harder to get a hold of as the weeks go by - possibly .mil to separate (no access) in the next few months (or less if real/staged incident happens)

-- dw (y2k@outhere.com), August 20, 1999



There are thousands of .mil sites that you cannot access right now, either because they are password protected or the URL is not published. The site that is under discussion right now was not accessed by anyone that I am aware of, except the military itself. There is no need to polly-up a site that is not accessible to the public.

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), August 20, 1999.

dw, the shame of it is, the Navy (and the other branches of .mil) are very good at keeping military intelligence secret but they nearly unanimously distrust and dislike the current administration. I'll bet even the Joint Chiefs are all shaking their heads as we speak but they are sworn to follow the Sec of Def's lead. No one at Staff Level wants to delude the public about the potential crisis of Y2K failures but at the order of the commander in chief and his spinning cabinet, it looks like they've been ordered to bite their collective tongues.

It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall for the next few days in some of the Navy offices. It must be pretty tough for an admiral to watch Clinton's boys spin and delude when they have the evidence in their hands.

It won't be suprising if a few retired admirals and generals make pointed comments to the media now.

-- Roger (pecosrog@earthlink.net), August 20, 1999.

dw,FWIW&FYI, here's an interesting link...if you care to use it. http://www.vnis.com and gets more interesting if you use the " search vnis archives" and put in y2k!

-- Barb (awaltrip@telepath.com), August 21, 1999.

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