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Re: Crypto has historically been a military weapon

On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 09:33:30AM -0700, spackard@fastlink.com wrote:
> Although strong crypto has always been very desirable
> to the military of any nation, there are many times
> when brute force or physical force is really what wins
> or loses a war.  It also seems to me that only crypto
> that is being used by an enemy that believes it is not
> comprimised but an ally has comprimised is the only
> time it's of any use to the military.
> Based on that, key-escrow crypto has no use to a serious
> enemy.  Duh.
> Sooo, Bin Laden won't use it.  So, the US shouldn't use this
> incident as an excuse to push key-escrow crypto.  It will not
> meet their real needs.

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