Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Syria

Zakharova Downplays Armed Clash with Americans in Syria, Kremlin-linked Audio Recordings Contradict Her Story


I don’t know what is worse, that Russia lied and got caught, or if they’re trying to tell the truth but it looks like a lie.  The numbers of Russian dead vary from 5 to 600.  The reporting mechanism is all screwed up because there might have been 600 dead, Russians intermixed with Syrians, intermixed… Continue reading Zakharova Downplays Armed Clash with Americans in Syria, Kremlin-linked Audio Recordings Contradict Her Story

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Kremlin Watch: RT and Sputnik had more Twitter outreach than official Brexit campaigns


Topics of the Week According to a new report prepared by the 89up digital agency, the Kremlin’s mouthpieces, RT and Sputnik, produced anti-EU content on Twitter that had greater reach than the Vote Leave or Leave.EU campaigns. The office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced last Friday that 13 Russian operatives and three Russian entities, including the Internet Research… Continue reading Kremlin Watch: RT and Sputnik had more Twitter outreach than official Brexit campaigns

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Russia

Russia’s Electronic Warfare Capabilities to 2025


International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallinn, Estonia Author: McDermott, Roger N. Project director: Jermalavičius, Tomas Publication date: September 2017 Keywords: Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), Capabilities & Capability Planning, Command & Control, Electronic Warfare, Defence Acquisition, Defence Industry, NATO, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Georgia Executive Summary Russia’s Armed Forces’ electronic warfare (EW) capability development will pose a serious… Continue reading Russia’s Electronic Warfare Capabilities to 2025

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Deir Ezzor Turkey Shoot (4)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.  </end editorial> This self-inflicted mess is gathering momentum in Russia. And acknowledged body counts are creeping upward from 214 KIA, now to 334 KIA, and Russian sources say it is expected to get larger – we should not be surprised if it climbs to the previously merc-claimed 644 KIA.… Continue reading The Deir Ezzor Turkey Shoot (4)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Deir Ezzor Turkey Shoot (3)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Tur·key Shoot noun NORTH AMERICAN informal a situation, typically in a war, in which one side has an overwhelming advantage. </end editorial> Despite the immense media bandwidth consumed by the Russia indictments, the Turkey Shoot continues strongly, and may persist for some time as the domestic consequences play out –… Continue reading The Deir Ezzor Turkey Shoot (3)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.


One new bit of news: Glavnet (what is mistakenly referred to as the Internet Research Agency), is now located on Optikov Street, about 3.9 km away from their original location at 55 Savushkina Street.  </end editorial> By IVAN NECHEPURENKO and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ FEB. 17, 2018 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Operating from St. Petersburg, they churned out falsehoods on Facebook, Twitter,… Continue reading The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

How to Fight Russian Election Meddling


Here are some options we should consider in the future, among many others. </end editorial> “I’ll tell you up front, it is going to happen again.” By Emily Stewart  Feb 18, 2018, 8:40am EST There is little room for doubt that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The Justice Department on Friday handed down indictments to 13 Russian people… Continue reading How to Fight Russian Election Meddling