American filmmaker sues Rumsfeld for two month detainment by US military.

Addendum said:
lol

Are you drunk?

I don't drink alcohol.

I do eat a lot of sugar, so it is possible the undigested sugar is fermenting.

*Hic
 
War Lord said:
No, if the military cannot be sure of a secure internet connection (in terms of not being spied upon) they aren't going to use an internet connection to send sensitive documents back and forth. They will do it the hard way by use of an army courier.

Needing to know if a former soldier is legit is probably not of such high importance that they'd spend the resources to send one soldier back home to get the necessary information and fly back over night. The request would be sent through the normal military system and they'd have to wait. Considering that they are in Iraq, it could take up to three weeks or longer for them to do this.

You might ask, "Well, why was he held for 55 days instead of 3 weeks?" My answer is that, while it was important for them to find out who he was, it was obviously not the most pressing matter for them to attend to and he had to wait in line to become the most pressing issue of the day.

These are things to consider when going to places of hostilities to do a story. It is possible that you might not come home at all or you might be considered an enemy by your side.

Okay, speaking as a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I can tell you that this isn't how it works in the military. I used to work in the field of Network Administration in the Strategic Air Command so I know what kind of secure networking capabilities the military has at it's disposal. They use somewhat sophisticated forms of encryption to transfer classified information accross their WAN. They wouldn't use a currier service, trust me. If they didn't trust their network security they'd just hop on a secure phone line to find out whatever they needed about this guy. Sorry, but your theory doesn't hold up.
 
sinewave said:
Okay, speaking as a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I can tell you that this isn't how it works in the military. I used to work in the field of Network Administration in the Strategic Air Command so I know what kind of secure networking capabilities the military has at it's disposal. They use somewhat sophisticated forms of encryption to transfer classified information accross their WAN. They wouldn't use a currier service, trust me. If they didn't trust their network security they'd just hop on a secure phone line to find out whatever they needed about this guy. Sorry, but your theory doesn't hold up.

you got to it before I could....this alone gives me reason to doubt the guys story
 

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