[Ads-l] to red-team

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 6 12:50:44 EST 2021

https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/ :

“We desperately need to systematically ‘red-team’ this election so that we
can anticipate and plan for the worst we know will be coming our way.”

https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/red-teaming : "Red teaming is the
practice of rigorously challenging plans, policies, systems and assumptions
by adopting an adversarial approach. A red team may be a contracted
external party or an internal group that uses strategies to encourage an
outsider perspective. ... Red teaming originated with the armed forces."

Wikipedia  s.v. "Red Cell" :  "Red Teams or Red Cells are United States
government terms for the National Security Co-ordination Team (NSCT). These
teams or units are designed to test the effectiveness of American tactics
or personnel.

"In 1984, Red Cell was formed after Richard Marcinko relinquished command
of SEAL Team Six to Commander Robert Gormly. Red Cell members demonstrated
the vulnerabilities of military bases and would regularly use false IDs,
mantle fences, barricade buildings, take hostages, and kidnap high ranking

I can only guess at the meaning of "mantle."

Actually, I can't.


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