Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (257)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> NATSECADV Bolton interviewed on nuclear strategy, Russia, China and related matters. VKS deploys Tu-160 BLACKJACKs to Anadyr, in Chukotka, in the Far East, almost exactly 900 nmi from Elmendorf AB. Shoigu intercept and escort appears to have been staged by Russia for propaganda purposes. Reports on the… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (257)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Putin’s European waltz in 3D: deflect, deny, discredit


The author does a commendable job trying to simplify Russian Information Strategy down to: deflect, deny, and discredit.   The unfortunately thing about trying to create a Three-D mantra to describe Russia’s information strategy is adequately describing the depth and the breadth of what Russia actually does.  You could also use deception, detract, damage, destroy, and other… Continue reading Putin’s European waltz in 3D: deflect, deny, discredit

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China Digest (7)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Mertha argues it is time for all sides to back off and cool off. Whether this happens is an open question. The CCP’s blindness to realities outside their ideological framework created this mayhem, and one thing devoted Communists find challenging is accepting that the Party is anything… Continue reading China Digest (7)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (256)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Muscovy’s little aerial stunt over the Baltic Sea has been a successful media distraction – interesting how some splicing of telephoto lens footage can deceive so many media folk in the West. By far Russia’s biggest media accomplishment has been the nuclear “Flying Chernobyl” FUBAR, in every… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (256)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

China Digest (6)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial. Latest media reports indicate HKPol are storming the airport. Threats from Beijing increase. Reports of govt infiltrators in protest groups, pretending to be protesters – the classic Russian “Titushki” play. The expectation across Western observers is that Beijing will act soon, and forcefully. Worth noting that in… Continue reading China Digest (6)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (255)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia claims they’ve won the arm’s race.  Cool. You win. Now quit.  Yeah, didn’t think so. Russia is terrified. </end editorial> Su-57 OPEVAL to finish EOY. More ADIZ and other provocations in Barents, Norwegian and North Sea. Bizarre AV-MF claim that a NATO F/A-18 harassed DEFMIN Shoigu’s transport en… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (255)