Obama’s Gentlemanly Diplomacy 

Is the Obama administration following in the footsteps of Former Secretary of State, Henry L. Stimpson? There is a famous quote from Stimpson, and the story from Wikipedia goes:

In 1929, the State Department withdrew its share of the funding, the Army declined to bear the entire load, and the Black Chamber closed down. New Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson made this decision, and years later in his memoirs made the oft-quoted comment: “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.” Stimson’s ethical reservations about cryptanalysis focused on the targeting of diplomats from America’s close allies, not on spying in general. Once he became Secretary of War during World War II, he and the entire US command structure relied heavily on decrypted enemy communications.

Obama seems so focused on talking his way through problems, that the tools other nations use against use go ignored. In this day and age, cyber security should be a number one item for protection national secrets and technological advances. Henry learned to use it, why can’t we be better at it than anyone? We used to be.


As Written By Bill Gertz, Free Beacon:

The Cyber Threat: Obama’s Diplomacy-Dominated Policy Ignores Growing Russian Danger

Russia a top cyber adversary, but gets little attention.

Cyber warfare and secret cyber intelligence-gathering operations by Russia pose a major threat to America, yet Moscow has managed to keep its activities largely secret while President Obama and his administration have failed to highlight the danger.

By contrast, two decades of aggressive Chinese military and intelligence cyber attacks that have caused serious damage to American security through the theft of government and private industry secrets have been given much more attention in both government and the private sector.

Less information has been made public about the nature and scope of Russian cyber activities, and the Obama administration has sought to avoid highlighting the threat over concerns doing so would upset its diplomacy-oriented national security strategy. The reliance on diplomatic solutions continues despite a major increase in threatening Russian activities, both cyber and conventional, including military aggression in Europe.

Moscow’s primary cyber war and spying agency is the Federal Security Service, known as FSB, that most closely resembles its Soviet predecessor agency, the KGB. The SVB foreign spy agency, along with the GRU military intelligence service, are the other two main actors behind aggressive covert and clandestine cyber warfare activities and intelligence gathering…… (there is more, keep reading below)


Obama’s Policy of Diplomacy Ignores Growing Russian Cyber Danger

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