Over the next few weeks, we plan to share select anecdotes from the life of R. V. Jones, the mastermind of British scientific intelligence during World War II. Dr. Jones’ exploits remain some of the best examples of artful, competitive thinking available to modern red teamers. Yes, it’s been 70 years since he applied his uncommon mind to the so-called “battle of the beams,” but we’reconsistently impressed at how timely and topical most of his insights remain. In fact, our new maxim is “See it like Jones would,” although we’re aware enough to know that we’re not in the same league (few people are).
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