Subject: IW Mailing List iw/960219
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 08:19:06 -0500 (EST)
From: Sick Puppy 
Subject: Re: IW Mailing List iw/960218

> appeared in The Baltimore Sun, December 3-15, 1995.  Written by Scott
> Shane and Tom Bowman and titled No Such Agency, it is the most thorough
> and frank coverage of NSA that I have ever seen.

My own experience leads me to treat anything published in local or 
national newspapers as partial information.  Deliberate omission of facts 
is not the same as censorship but can have the same effect and I believe 
that it is one facet of information warfare.

A few years back one of my functions was to relay upcoming articles on 
some subjects from a national newspaper in overseas country A to 
government offices in overseas country B.  After Government B got through 
making changes to the content, I relayed it back to the newspaper in 
country A.  The next day the population of overseas country A read a 
story about things in their country which had been carefully edited by 
the Government of country B.  These were western alliance countries, not 
communist bloc countries.  

Words like "thorough" and "frank" could still be applied, but the information
was changed and incomplete.  

[Moderator's Note: Take this with a greain of salt - it was, after all,
only posted by a highly trained canine]
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 18:46:57 -0800
From: Bruce Sterling 
Subject: Strano Network

  In re-reading that latest Strano manifesto (its fractured English
makes it a little tough) I was suddenly struck by how closely its
rhetoric resembled that of Patrick Buchanan's recent anti-NAFTA stump
speech in New Hampshire.  Right up to Buchanan's claim to be leading an
"insurgent peasantry" against the American capital and the
"transnational companies."

   I suppose there's always been far less difference between the
ultra-left and the ultra-right than one might think, but these are truly
strange and wondrous times. 

[Moderator's Note: Even more confusing is that the political position of
leftists in one country might be the same as rightists in another.]
Forwarded message:
>From Mon Feb 19 07:41:58 1996
From: Ivan Goldberg 
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 21:00:08 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [C4I-Pro] The Journal and The Archives of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Information Warfare.

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Information Warfare has
initiated two on-line publications.  The first, designed as a place for
the rapid publication of scholarly papers on any aspect of C4I, is known
as the Journal of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Information
Warfare (JIASIW), The second publication, The Archives of the Institute
for the Advanced Study of Information Warfare (AIASIW) is designed to
reprint materials about C4I that are not presently available on

The copyright of all materials published in these publications remains
with the authors. 

If you would like to submit material for either of these publications,
please address it to me.  Decisions regarding publication will be made
within 10-days of the time material is received. 
From: Ivan Goldberg 
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 22:02:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [C4I-Pro] Channel and Password for IASIW's 25 February 1996 On-line Conference on IW.

Next Sunday 25 February 1996 at 1300 EST (GMT - 0500) the first on-line
discussion group, sponsored by the Institute for the Advanced Study of
Information Warfare will be held on the IRC service of Internet. 

The conference will be held in channel "#sun_tzu" and the password will
be "purple".  These are combined as follows "/join #sun_tzu purple".  If
you are unfamiliar with IRC and need additional instructions, please
email me. 

Information about the material to be discussed, and WWW links to a site
from which it might be downloaded are to be found on IASIW's WWW page


I hope to type to you next Sunday.