Monday, July 29, 2002

No Longer Secret

The New York Times has another border-line story on US military planning for the invasion of Iraq. The question, obviously, is whether such a story should be published. Is it in the national security interests of the United States to have such a story published? (No) Does the publication of such a story give the enemy vital insight into the thinking of US military planners? (Yes) In the event that the US does decide on an "inside/out" strategy, does the publication of this story make the USAF's job more difficult? (Yes)

So why publish such a story?