Regarding the reports of Saddam using a Jaguar encryption system:
] Steven Aftergood, a senior intelligence technology
] researcher at the Federation of American Scientists,
] said: "If it was really a 20-year-old system, then one
] has to assume that the encryption is obsolete, that it
] has been penetrated." Other military analysts said it was
] just as likely that the British government would only
] have granted Racal export licences for the radios if it
] had already been satisfied it could break the encryption.
More on Saddam's Crypto Systems. Interestingly enough, this could be a case where crypto export regulations actually worked.
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