The United States is losing the information war. ISIS is winning.
We do not have an information strategy.
We do not have a non-partisan office dedicated to winning the information war.
We do not have a non-partisan office dedicated to countering propaganda by ISIS or Russia.
Congress tells the BBG to win the information war but gives it no money.
State devotes money to combatting extremists and ignores 99% of the world.
No academic studies have been done to show if what State or BBG are doing is right or wrong.
We may have wasted billions and billions and billions of dollars doing things according to someone’s gut feeling.
That’s billions with a “b”.
By Kristina Wong – 10/26/14 11:30 AM EDT
House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said on Sunday that three lone wolf attacks in Canada and New last showed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was winning an online propaganda campaign.
“They are waging a campaign of war against the west and the United States and these are three examples just last week of where they’re winning,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”
McCaul said the lone wolf attackers were often “people in a basement radicalizing over the Internet,” and that they would be “very hard to stop.”
“It’s like finding a needle in a haystack and then getting them out of that radicalization toward a deradicalization path,” he said.
The Obama administration’s former top counterterrorism official, Matt Olsen, agreed, and said while concern over homegrown terror plots are not new, propaganda by ISIS poses additional concerns.