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I was simply proposing the obvious step of not allowing explicitly hostile forces into a group. If the hostile forces then choose to disguise themselves, so be it. But to let them in knowing they are hostile seems stupid.

I grant you that closing mere participation by having pre-screening is probably an unworkable and too costly a step; costly in more ways than one.

I still feel we ought not let them chair the committe, though. I mean, the NSA heading a committee working on publicly available crypto? It’s an oxymoron and a contradiction in terms. It’s the fox guarding the hen house.

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