What Y2k has to do with Kosovo (Part II) Kosovo Crisis Impedes Defense Y2K Testing

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I started a new thread to post this info, because the older thread was getting a bit emotional. You can check it out though, at http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=000iW0

This--today--from CMP TechWeb

Kosovo Crisis Impedes Defense Y2K Testing

BY Mary Mosquera


(First--the good news)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States and Russia will meet next week about year 2000 computer problems, after the original gathering was derailed over NATO bombing in Yugoslavia, said a Department of Defense official on Wednesday.

The two major nuclear powers are to discuss general Y2K issues in Moscow April 19 to 21 at Russia's request, said Marvin Langston, deputy chief information officer at the DOD.

(Now. . .the not so good news)

Most agencies are testing Y2K repairs, but some testing in Defense intelligence agencies will have to wait for the crisis in Yugoslavia to subside, Langston said. "Kosovo operations are affecting the workload of some DOD intelligence agencies, and they are having to put aside Y2K test efforts," Langston said.

(The $20,000 question is: When will the crisis subside?)

-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), April 14, 1999


Full story at:


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), April 14, 1999.

What has Y2K got to do with Kosovo?

How about a pre-emptive move to get US military might forward deployed to Europe to handle the inevitable chaos that will result from an unprepared Eurasian and Mid-Far East after y2k. For those that consider such a gamble foolish, one question arises: Can we take the chance of a resurgence of communism in the vacuum that may ensue when and if the governments of the lesser nations fail?

-- a (a@a.a), April 14, 1999.

Hey a.,

You're not too concerned about a resurgence of communism in this country.

With our forces deployed around the globe as either a meals-on-wheels or distraction mechanisms for The Slick One, we are left pretty much defenseless.

Makes you wonder what will happen when our enemies see the same thing I do.

Can you say BOOM???

-- INVAR (gundark@sw.net), April 14, 1999.

It is very interesting to watch how our military resources are being utilized. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I read on another thread that there will be no aircraft carriers in the Pacific Rim as of later this month...from what I recall, the first time in over 50 years?

Don't recall if this is due to Kosovo, but I wouldn't be surprized.

-- pixmo (pixmo@pixelquest.com), April 14, 1999.

That is correct. The carriers are being repositioned to put a second carrier in the Adriatic to support action in Kosovo. Pacific will be....quite empty! Can you say China - Taiwan, North Korea - South Korea. Bad Situation!

-- (snowleopard6@webtv.net), April 14, 1999.

INVAR: You may very well be right. I admit that current events these days puzzle me, and I can only hope that the situation is more complex than it appears. But what do I know - I just ordered my $10 worth of potassium iodide last week.

I understand your frustration with Clinton supporters. But I disagree with using him as a figurehead for our problems. I think America's problems are deeper than one man's influence can explain.

-- a (a@a.a), April 14, 1999.

Mr A. not to digress from anyone's points, where can you order potassium iodide from?... if you will sir...thanks

-- P.I. (Need@potassium.iodide), April 15, 1999.


Hopefully, I'm a wacko.

-- a (a@a.a), April 15, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ