[Cryptography] Mention of Joe Biden in "Puzzle Palace"

John Denker jsd at av8n.com
Mon Nov 25 18:03:21 EST 2019

On 11/25/19 1:16 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> Having just (re)read James Bamford's "Puzzle Palace", I noticed a
> reference to one United States Senator Joe Biden, who was a member of
> the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Apparently he revealed a major
> security breach in the mid-70s when a "young sergeant" in a "very,
> very sensitive position working with the National Security Agency"
> managed to smuggle out some information on a tape recorder.
> That got me wondering: not being an American, would this be the
> current Joe Biden?  I can't seem to find any hard information on it.

According to the Clerk of the Senate, only one Biden has
ever served as a senator.  He was first elected in Nov. 1972
and sworn-in in Jan. 1973.

Hard reference:

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