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Re: I think you'll find the ban covers more than just work phones

"What new toys are there?" is just one datum of a rather large set of data that I would be worried about. Here are a few that come to mind immediately:

- What is the general morale of the force?

- What about an individual might be used to suborn that person?

- How rigorous is the training of units expected to be deployed against us?

- Which individuals occupy critical positions to the functioning of units expected to be deployed against us?

(Think critical infrastructure, as well as command positions. Fuel, IT, ammo, food, spares...)

- What is the activation posture of units expected to be deployed against us?

- Which high-value individuals have routines that would allow them to be easily neutralized?

- What is the level of maintenance of equipment likely to be deployed against us?

And of course, the evolution of any of the above over time is a big deal as well. Folks in DC knew, for instance, that Desert Storm was about to kick off when pizza deliveries to the Pentagon spiked one evening...

As I said, off the top of my head. And no, I've never worked in any threat intelligence field.

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