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In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nigel Metheringham <Nigel.Metheringham@VData.co.uk> writes
>On Fri, 2001-09-14 at 09:00, Neil McEvoy wrote:
>> From article by Jihn Keegan, in today's Daily Telegraph:
> >Finally I found the URL with whole article in it > http://www.dailytelegraph.co.uk/dt?pg=/01/9/14/do01.html
Since that link didn't work for me, here's part of the article and a link that did work for me:
http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2001%2F09%2F 13 %2Fwkeeg13.xml
Military response may target technology (Filed: 13/09/2001)
John Keegan, Defence Editor, looks at the options available to the Bush administration
PRESIDENT BUSH has announced that the United States will take military action against those who have perpetrated the "acts of war" which led to the destruction of the World Trade Centre. He has not specified a time, nor has he threatened any particular geographical target.
There lies the difficulty. Acts of war have been committed but the enemy is waging not war but "asymmetrical warfare", a form of violence which apparently cannot be matched by conventional military response.
At the outer limits of the effort to restore symmetry to war-making, it is possible to glimpse what might be thought an almost inconceivable military measure: interference with electronic communications.
The internet and the mobile telephone have become so central to everyday life that it might be thought impossible to carry on without either. It should be remembered, however, that neither existed 20 years ago and the world managed perfectly well.
Pessimistic intelligence analysts have always warned that the development of completely free communication, beyond government control, could easily give rise to evil consequences.
So it undoubtedly has in this case. The mobile telephone and email, probably encrypted, must have been the means by which the atrocities were co-ordinated.
The American intelligence community must undoubtedly now be considering measures to take management of radio telephone communications under state control, and the distributors of email as well.
Those who will not obey would suffer the consequences, for their installations do indeed provide conspicuous and fragile targets.
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