Saturday, February 9, 2013
Technology is not the answer to every problem. This is true in intelligence gathering too. The US determined years ago that spies are unsavory and sometimes deal with people who are not moral. So in order to avoid immoral people we started relying more and more on listening devices and satellites. Those are good things, but they can't tell you everything.
A satellite photo can tell you there is a warehouse, it can't tell you what's inside the warehouse. A satellite photo can tell you there are tanks at the border, but they can't tell you if they are going to cross the border. The Communist Chinese are working on ways to destroy our satellites. Satellites that we depend on for our intelligence gathering.
Since we voluntarily mostly got out of the spy business and now the Communist Chinese are working to destroy our satellites. We dropped most of our long range spy planes in favor of spy satellites. All our intelligence eggs are in one basket. We need to defend our satellites, and develop more methods of spying on potential enemies; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.