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From the Editors:

  1. Best statement from a cabinet secretary, in years:  “North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment,” Secretary of State Tillerson. 23 words. Excellent.
  2. A fellow who would know a thing or two, and yes three, about intelligence is chiming in on the Russia hysteria. Bob Knorpp, a former CIA station chief, counsels that there was absolutely no reason for the Obama administration to relax rules that allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) to share raw intelligence throughout the government. His podcast, The Station Chief, is also pretty good.
  3. Does General Carlton Everhart, head of the Air Mobility Command, been talking with colleagues, eh, adversaries, in Romulus? He’s asked for cloaking capabilities for his fleet. Seriously. And why not? Maybe DARPA can, make it so. And DARPA may already have, a while ago. This technology will clearly fall under the ITAR, although it would be really cool to have a civilian version of this technology someday.
  4. Over in the UK, more than 1,600 classified documents including ID cards have gone missing or been stolen from the Ministry of Defence in just one year.
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