Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ebola Attracts Talent


For John, BLUFEbola is a problem and Department of State is Concerned.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From the Magazine Foreign Policy we have an article on the Pentagon's top WMD official leaving for the new Department of State Ebola Coordination Unit, stood up under Ambassador Nancy Powell in September.

Speaking of WMD, The New York Times has an article on American casualties from cleaning up Chemical Weapons in Iraq.  I expect these are all Republicans, as Democrats say there never were WMD in Iraq.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Weapons of Mass Destruction, which used to be nuclear weapons only, but was expanded to include Chemical and Biological Weapons.  The term originally referred to nuclear weapons and by the 1980s evolved to include Chemical and Biological Weapons.  After 9/11 it came to mean weapons that represented much smaller numbers of casualties, including Pressure Cooker bombs.  Not that the Boston Marathon Bombing wasn't both bad and evil, but if the Boston Marathon Bombing was with WMD, then what term do we use to talk about Nuclear Weapons, to distinguish them and to convey their massive destructive capability?

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