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The Deir Ezzor Turkey Shoot (6)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> WashPost report on Yevgeniy Prigozhine’s actions directing the Wagner troops “… to move “fast and strong” with the operation that led to the mercenaries’ death…”if accurate ties the planning of the failed assault on a US position directly to the Kremlin leadership. Totten does not mince his words… Continue reading The Deir Ezzor Turkey Shoot (6)

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McMaster Gives a Belated Russian Lesson


It’s time for Americans to add a new Russian word to their strategic lexicon. BY LIESL SCHILLINGER  | FEBRUARY 23, 2018, 6:21 PM In the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and ever since, thousands of English words written by Russians pretending to be Americans have infiltrated social media in the United States. But very few… Continue reading McMaster Gives a Belated Russian Lesson

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (19)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> NATO / EU / Russia Reports Stephen Blank | Putin Is Waging a Proxy War Against the West in Ukraine Hacking the 2016 election was just another front against the US. Phillip Karber | Russia, China, and the US: challenges yet to come In this Global Strategies… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (19)

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Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (12)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> An unusually busy week in Ukraine on every front. Especially interesting is the standing down of the ATO and its replacement with  “Allied Force Operation”. Many interesting reports on the Donbass theatre. Most interesting reports on new capabilities, including GLCMs, TBMs and the intended operational deployment of… Continue reading Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (12)

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The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos


Tech company’s filters can’t adequately detect misinformation distributed through altered images A photo taken at a pro-immigration rally by Randi Romo, left, and the altered image as it appeared on a Russia-linked Facebook page, Secured Borders. By Georgia Wells, Shelby Holliday and Deepa Seetharaman Feb. 22, 2018 10:44 a.m. ET A decade ago, at a pro-immigration march on… Continue reading The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos

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How A Russian Troll Factory Waged An Aggressive Campaign To Disrupt The U.S. Election


When I first received the link to this page, the transcript was not there.  I don’t know if you know this or not, but I HATE audio podcasts and videocasts because I’m forced to listen or watch it at the speed of the broadcast.  A transcript I can read many, many times faster than a pod/videocast. … Continue reading How A Russian Troll Factory Waged An Aggressive Campaign To Disrupt The U.S. Election

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The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report


BBC article on this: AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn. From the actual report. Executive Summary Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities are growing at an unprecedented rate. These technologies have many widely beneficial applications, ranging from machine translation to medical image analysis. Countless more such applications are being developed and can be expected over… Continue reading The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report