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Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years


Full disclosure, I was one of those called about this article, as I’m sure many of my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances were, also.  Dana Priest, Michael Birnbaum, and Ellen Nakashima did an excellent job covering this challenging subject, I think. </end editorial> Participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum gather near an electronic screen… Continue reading Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years

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The Assault On A Soldier’s Right To Self-Defense


On Thursday, 22 June 2017, Erica Gaston published a story on the Lawfare blog entitled Soldier Self-Defense and the Strikes in Syria. In the article, she describes the “lower barriers on use of force and can also potentially undermine domestic restrictions on engaging in armed conflict.” I am not a lawyer, nor do I pretend to… Continue reading The Assault On A Soldier’s Right To Self-Defense

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Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him


The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that. By Kimberly Dozier 06.25.17 12:00 AM ET SEA ISLAND, Georgia — The Russian intelligence officers picked up the American spies from Moscow’s Metropole Hotel and drove them a few short blocks to an ornate, lushly appointed guest house.… Continue reading Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him

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Putin’s Alternative Perspective On Journalists


The Seattle Times published an article today, Russia’s Putin: Top goal for journalists is ‘do not offend’. MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the most important principle for journalists is to avoid upsetting those featured in their articles and television broadcasts. Journalists should ensure their work “won’t be offensive to those about whom they… Continue reading Putin’s Alternative Perspective On Journalists

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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 25 June 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s descent into the abyss continues, unabated. Debate arcing up around an exit from the INF following Russian breaches – why maintain a one-sided treaty commitment? Multiple bizarre claims by the Russian propaganda machine. Production of Zubr ACVs in the Crimean plant in difficulty – key components… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 25 June 2017

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Is NPR A Russian Tool?


Tools are used hard, then put into a kit box and only used again when needed. NPR, using that definition, is and was used by Russia as a propaganda tool.  Plain and simple. Here is an article, published by NPR yesterday. Many In Eastern Ukraine Want To Join Russia Bullcrap. Vladimir Putin insists Russia doesn’t want… Continue reading Is NPR A Russian Tool?

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Russian Ambassador To US Sergey Kislyak Leaving


I have different sources confirming that Sergey Kislyak is leaving the post of Ambassador to the United States. McFaul told about the imminent resignation of the Russian Ambassador Kislyak Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, according to some estimates, in the coming days will leave the diplomatic mission He’s not going far, however. I also… Continue reading Russian Ambassador To US Sergey Kislyak Leaving