[tor-talk] Historically speaking, what was the U.S. navy /military

Mansour Moufid mansourmoufid at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 01:42:09 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Alexandre Guillioud
<guillioud.alexandre at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had heard that the original use case were to protect their (US navy)
> ships against command center localisation through RF harvesting. The onion
> routing of the admiral commands through a few boats means enemmies can't
> detect which on is giving orders.

This is probably true.  They call it "network-centric warfare" generally.

For a navy, ship to ship radio uses much less power than ship to
satellite and one is not always above.  So a mesh is more discreet and

Then there is the problem of encryption and key management, which
onion routing solves well.

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