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Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations by Fred Huffman

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Technology Forecasting and Strategic Planning

During the weeks before the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, there were many meetings of the National Security Council. The story made the rounds of the staff and later appeared in print about one of the meetings that took place just before the situation was made public. General Curtis LeMay, a high-ranking Air Force officer previously in attendance, was missing. One of the President’s aides was concerned and asked, “Where’s General LeMay?” The President ignored the aide and continued with his opening remarks, but after a minute or so, believing the General’s presence to be critically important, the aide persisted with an interruption: “Excuse me, Mr. President, General LeMay isn’t here, shouldn’t ...

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