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Putin propaganda picks up ex-Pentagon contractors


Dr. Waller’s insight is reflected in this excellent article, damning of overall US information efforts. The chief US leader in this regard is Ben Rhodes, the “Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting”.  The brunt of the blame belongs to Ben, since taking his position the US has… Continue reading Putin propaganda picks up ex-Pentagon contractors

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Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference


Ambassador Pyatt spoke all the right words, especially highlighting that Ukraine should not attempt to match Russia word for word. Ukraine, instead, should strive to be successful and exemplify European, democratic values. To Russia, that is a stick in their eye.  A successful Ukraine defeats Russia – period. On a personal, professional note, Ukraine should… Continue reading Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference

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National Security Council: Fractured Advice, Conflicting Messages


Now, more than ever, we need a National Information Strategy that is insulated from domestic politics. This article highlights several serious problems which this administration is loathe to admit, Democrats cannot stop cheerleading enough to see, and that Republicans cannot stop attacking enough to fix this. We have a severe lack of military experience in… Continue reading National Security Council: Fractured Advice, Conflicting Messages

Information operations · National Information

UK: Information as an Element Of National Power


This document, dated 2014, removes Information as a named Instrument of National Power, saying it underpins the three Elements of National Power: Diplomacy, Economy and Military. This deviates from US doctrine but accurately reflects how the US actually treats and uses information in a hierarchical context. It is reassuring to see the UK has properly… Continue reading UK: Information as an Element Of National Power

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Behavioral Science Executive Order Humorously Generating Disinformation


On 15 September 2015, President Obama signed the “Executive Order — Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People“. Go ahead. Read it. I’ll wait. Bottom line, how do you get more people to sign up for health benefits?  Let’s help more people, let’s find and suggest more and better ways. Behavioral science… Continue reading Behavioral Science Executive Order Humorously Generating Disinformation