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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 27 May 07


WEEK 28:  This is the weekly essay before my mid tour in 2007. After this entry, I’ll likewise take a three week break before the next installment. What does Jessica Simpson have to do with Baghdad? Read-on. Halftime Before I even boarded the airplane to come to Iraq, I knew we had better than a fifty-fifty… Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 27 May 07

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An Invisible Curtain Falls Between Russia and the West


By Jon Sather Board of Contributors May 26, 2017 | 08:00 GMT The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, but the lingering Soviet specter continues to haunt the Western world. Since the election of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2000, a new conflict has been brewing, this time in cyberspace. And on a… Continue reading An Invisible Curtain Falls Between Russia and the West

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S.94 – Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017


 There FINALLY appears to be some action on this bill. Two Senators, one Democrat, one Republican, are threatening to push this bill forward (what a threat?) unilaterally if SecState Tillerson cannot show progress with Russia in regards to both Syria and Ukraine.  I’ve also seen this bill nicknamed the Russian propaganda bill.   The last… Continue reading S.94 – Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017

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Russia’s disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchers


May 25, 2017 Russia’s campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation has targeted hundreds of individuals and organizations from at least 39 countries along with the United Nations and NATO, researchers said Thursday. A report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto revealed the existence of “a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with hundreds… Continue reading Russia’s disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchers

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Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation


ANDY GREENBERG SECURITY DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05.25.17.05.25.17 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 11:51 AM.11:51 AM OVER THE PAST year, the Kremlin’s strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more recently in France. But a new report by a group of security researchers digs into… Continue reading Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation

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Why Nobody Trusts US Reporting About Russia


There are two schools of thought concerning Russia, as much as I hate to admit it, but I believe it is important to make the case. One, there is a manufactured ‘crisis’ in the mainstream media with sources based on Tweets. As an example, Louise Mensch’s tweets are conjecture 99% of the time, she is… Continue reading Why Nobody Trusts US Reporting About Russia

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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 26 May 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I left the US domestic reporting intact. Much of it is beginning to resemble real news with some actual facts and not pure conjecture.  </end editorial> Russia’s internal crackdown / meltdown continues, regime induced poverty becoming issue for political debate, HRW on Chechnya. Sweden rearms – Russia as a… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 26 May 2017