Allied Expeditionary Force D-Day Message Sent Just Prior to Invasion by General Dwight D. Eisenhower

This is the command placed under General Eisenhower. For info on the directive which tasked him to lead this group see here.

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Nothing less than full victory! D-Day Message Sent Just Prior to Invasion by General Dwight D. Eisenhower

This goal of full victory had been a very American attitude since the Civil War, when Ulysses Grant became a celebrity for his “unconditional surrender” approach to combat.

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Security Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Ft. Bob Gourley) 1

This is of critical importance. As a seasoned cybersecurity professional I have to tell you, there is no such thing as a 100% secure system. Every system can be attacked. You can, however, design to reduce risk and design to enhance resiliency and design to fail safely.

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Senators don't pass legislation Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire

Some things never change do they? This is a reference to misplaced faith in Congress to somehow fix things.

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Well, I know that you’re in love with him
`cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym
American Pie by Don McLean

Here, McLean is using a metaphor of losing a girl to represent the depth of emotion he felt when the three artists died.

Conversely….

The lyric might suggest that he’s not primarily upset about the deaths of the greats like we all thought. He is furious because the girl he wants doesn’t want him. This may be the most significant, operative lyric in the whole song: he has been jilted and the rest of the song is a way of rationalizing why he is so down.

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