From the Editor

America’s Achilles’ Heel

 

Most of us have heard of the story of Achilles, the warrior who was only vulnerable in his heel. America is the greatest superpower this world has ever known. But we have a very vulnerable point in our military—our own Achilles’ heel. It is so dangerous that I am amazed it hasn’t received more publicity.

Here is a quote from the Intelligence Digest of Cheltenham, England, by Joseph de Courcy, March 20, 1992 (emphasis mine): “We will be hearing a lot more about computer crime, computer terrorism, and computer warfare. Every moment of the day in modern, technological societies is dominated by computers. These computers are highly vulnerable to criminal, terrorist or enemy sabotage. For the moment, the public is only dimly aware of exactly how vulnerable a computer-run society is, whilst criminals, terrorists and would-be aggressors are only just beginning to understand the potential available to them. This will change.…

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