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kq4ym 2/12/2018 | 8:41:27 AM
Re: A Trial Balloon? It would indeed be an interesting situation if the government declared a need for natialization for homeland security issues. It wouldn't surprise me alhtough there would be a huge push against it of course, but who knows how such an issue would resolve in the end.
mendyk 2/5/2018 | 2:25:07 PM
Re: A Trial Balloon? At least he got his deserved promotion from Captain before he left.
Duh! 2/5/2018 | 1:47:53 PM
Re: A Trial Balloon? Washington Post reports that Gen. Spalding, um... left... the NSC. Abruptly.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2018/02/02/national-security-council-official-behind-5g-memo-leaves-white-house
brooks7 2/1/2018 | 3:58:24 PM
Re: Trump Gives Motivation for Cisco to Buy Ericsson Cisco buying Ericcson is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard.  It would be an awesome way to destroy shareholder value.  The only way you can get this to work is lay off a huge percentage of the European (primarily Swedish) workforce.  Pretty sure Sweden is going to object.

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Joe Stanganelli 2/1/2018 | 11:14:53 AM
Re: A Trial Balloon? @Duh: Well put. It's the NSC's very job to prefer policies that err on the side of national security. Doesn't mean that other executive agencies (let alone the President; let's be real, this is no more "Trump's proposal" than Operation Northwoods was JFK's proposal) are going to agree.
mendyk 1/31/2018 | 12:30:39 PM
Re: A Trial Balloon? Sounds like a mole hill has been turned into a mountain. More evidence that we need to take a collective deep breath -- and not forget to exhale.
Duh! 1/31/2018 | 11:28:19 AM
Re: A Trial Balloon? Wall St. Journal reported yesterday that the "leak" was from a presentation that a senior NSC staffer,  Brig. Gen Robert Spalding, floated at a Chamber of Commerce dinner. Apparently, it was not well received.

Gen. Spalding was a DoD attache in China before moving to NSC last year. This apparently is a hobby horse of his. If I were cynical, I'd say that he probably intended this program to be his post-retirement nest egg.

Now, why NSC staff are going out and floating sweeping, controversial economic policy proposals to the Chamber of Commerce, apparently without review or departmental consensus (never mind inter-departmental consensus),  is another question.
marjsdad 1/30/2018 | 9:18:15 AM
Nationalize 5G? We're going to turn our telecom future over to the same government who can't figure out how to keep our landlines from being swamped with robocalls and fraudsters? Please.
Joe Stanganelli 1/30/2018 | 1:36:14 AM
Re: A Trial Balloon? @rocket101: I don't think we're going to have real 5G period in 2019... The NR Radio Standards from Release 16 only just came out, and more protocols are coming around the end of 2019/start of 2020.
Joe Stanganelli 1/29/2018 | 11:50:46 PM
Re: A Trial Balloon? @Duh: Maybe not a hoax, but let's remember we're talking about a leaked memo about a proposal. Which is not even the first leaked memo about a proposal to leak out of the Trump White House recently.
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