Date: Fri, 4 Jan 91 21:11:59 GMT
From: email@example.com (Henry Spencer)
Subject: Re: "Computer Models Leave U.S. Leaders Sure of Victory"
> ...Red Force electronic warfare is reduced or eliminated because its
> success causes a complete breakdown in exercise force command and
After a discussion several years ago on a vaguely similar theme, I had
a bit of correspondence with a fellow who'd spent some time in electronic
warfare in the Army. (I suspect I should not identify him.) He said that
they were normally under severe restrictions in what they could do as part
of field exercises, and as a result the folks who were supposed to benefit
from said exercises had gotten very blase' about communications practices
and the like. Then the EW people, after a lot of begging and pleading,
got permission to take the gloves off just once and show the commanders
what serious EW could do. His summary of the results: "we paralyzed them".
Henry Spencer at U of Toronto Zoology firstname.lastname@example.org utzoo!henry