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Fake News: DNC Leak Evidence By Skip Folden And Intel Experts


PURELY from my experience as a disinformation expert, I assess this to be fake. NSA Officials and Computer Expert: Forensic Evidence Proves DNC Emails Were LEAKED, Not Hacked I looked through the article and saw a lot of things that looked good and all likely possible. But the devil is in the details and none… Continue reading Fake News: DNC Leak Evidence By Skip Folden And Intel Experts

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Lessons from Europe’s Fight Against Russian Disinformation


Full disclosure, I was consulted on this article. Dana asks a very pertinent question, “Should professional journalism in the United States be considered a strategic asset, too?” She doesn’t mention that information is considered an element of national power, which are Diplomacy, Information, Military, and Economic. We have entire Departments dedicated to each of the… Continue reading Lessons from Europe’s Fight Against Russian Disinformation

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Why the US Keeps Losing the Fight against Disinformation


JULY 24, 2017 BY MAXIM ERISTAVI Journalists and activists in Eastern Europe have been fighting modern propaganda for years. It is time to deploy the lessons of those battles to newsrooms in Washington and beyond. I’ve been exposing organized lies professionally for years now. It started when propaganda took over the Russian-state newsroom in Moscow… Continue reading Why the US Keeps Losing the Fight against Disinformation

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Vyacheslav Nikonov: “Yes, Russia is harming U.S. interests and we’ll continue to do so.”


RussianState Duma Committee Chairman Vyacheslav Nikonov:  “Yes, Russia is harming U.S. interests and we’ll continue to do so.” Please tell me this statement by a Russian government leader cannot be construed as a statement or a declaration of war with the United States. It should be called out. Please tell me a state-owned and state-run… Continue reading Vyacheslav Nikonov: “Yes, Russia is harming U.S. interests and we’ll continue to do so.”

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Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions


July 25, 2017 4:30 PM Jela de Franceschi With U.S. lawmakers expected to finalize new sanctions on Russia this week, former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis told VOA that would be a positive move, since he believes President Donald Trump’s administration has taken too weak a stance on Russia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA’s… Continue reading Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions

Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · United States

US Warship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Military Vessel


PENTAGON —  A U.S. Navy ship patrolling in the Persian Gulf fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship that came dangerously close to the vessel Tuesday morning local time. The USS Thunderbolt fired “a couple of warning shots” at the Iranian vessel after it came within 140 meters of the U.S. ship at… Continue reading US Warship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Military Vessel

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Counties Are on the Front Lines of Cyber War


BY MITCH HERCKISROUTE FIFTY SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS,ROUTE FIFTY John Allen, Marine general-turned-think-tanker, outlines how officials can protect voting machines and other vulnerable systems. Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen has seen the cyber threat in action and believes it’s targeted at counties. That was his message to a roomful of county officials at the National… Continue reading Counties Are on the Front Lines of Cyber War