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Today is the last Star Wars Day before Episode 9 comes out, and brings the Skywalker saga to its end. Film critics have long talked about how Star Wars is about Luke’s Hero’s Journey, or the core trilogy is about his relationship to his father, but they’re wrong. Also, I regularly say that Star Wars…

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In a memo issued Jan. 4 and rescinded about an hour later, Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan announced a new “Central Cloud Computing Program Office” — or “C3PO” — to “acquire the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud.”

“C3PO is authorized to obligate funds as necessary in support of the JEDI Cloud,” Shanahan, a former Boeing Co. executive, wrote, managing to get a beloved droid from the space-themed movies and an equally popular fictional order of warriors into what otherwise would be a routine message in the Pentagon bureaucracy.

The memo was recalled because “it was issued in error,” according to Shanahan’s spokesman, Navy Captain Jeff Davis.

Thanks to MC for the story.