The Pentagon’s Engineers

David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth, for the New York Times:

President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley last week to announce a new military strategy for computer conflict, starting the latest Pentagon effort to invest in promising start-ups and to meet with engineers whose talent he declared the Pentagon desperately needed in fending off the nation’s adversaries.

While I do believe that the Pentagon “desperately” needs talented engineers, I find it difficult to believe anything else out of the Pentagon’s mouth. I wonder why…

He acknowledged that the documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor, “showed there was a difference in view between what we were doing and what people perceived us as doing.”

Oh, there it is.

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