CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Russia, Putin, and Trump – An Analysis


As a Russian Information Warfare expert, I have been asked on more than one occasion to give my thoughts about Russia, Putin, and Trump. After an extended weekend spent contemplating this very nuanced situation, I am going to attempt to share my opinion. I truly believe what I am about to write. As a man… Continue reading Russia, Putin, and Trump – An Analysis

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Sailors Receive Copernicus Award


FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD, UNITED STATES 01.18.2017 Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Souvannason  U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) – Two U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) members were selected as recipients of the Copernicus award, which recognizes individual contributions to naval warfare in the… Continue reading Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Sailors Receive Copernicus Award

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians


Squirrel! With that one word, I could always make my German Shepherd over-react and instantly accelerate in search of…   That was during my first marriage,  I sure do miss that dog. With the recent attacks on US information systems and at least one false claim of a Russian attack on an electrical substation, squirrels… Continue reading Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians

CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia

US Should Require Russia’s RT to Register as Foreign Agent


Perhaps one should ask “Why has RT not been registered as a foreign agent?” The answers are most likely political in nature.  An effort not to anger Russia. An effort not to negate the reset.  These answers dovetail with US efforts in foreign policy or lack thereof. Today’s challenge: complete this quote: “The Shadow knows”. This… Continue reading US Should Require Russia’s RT to Register as Foreign Agent

Information Warfare · Russia

What is Russia’s endgame in Libya?


The timing of the Russian operation appears to be timed to put refugees into Europe, especially Germany, in time for the elections. This indicates Russia is targeting Angela Merkel and the German national election. Russia also gains a foothold in Libya, extending their reach.   Thank the United Nations. </end editorial> Haftar met with Russian… Continue reading What is Russia’s endgame in Libya?

CounterPropaganda · Fake News · Information Warfare

Facebook to begin warning users of fake news before German election


I don’t worry about Facebook, but I do worry about the Mainstream Media filtering out fake news. </end editorial> by Brian Stelter   @brianstelterJanuary 15, 2017: 8:19 AM ET With a federal election looming in Germany, Facebook is beginning to attach warning labels to made-up stories seen by German users of the web site. The… Continue reading Facebook to begin warning users of fake news before German election

Information Warfare

Trump pick for NSC post Crowley to step down: transition official


By Steve Holland | WASHINGTON Monica Crowley, the foreign policy adviser tapped for a White House job under President-elect Donald Trump, will relinquish the post, a transition official told Reuters on Monday. Crowley had been chosen to serve as senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council. Her appointment had been shadowed by… Continue reading Trump pick for NSC post Crowley to step down: transition official