Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Russia

Urine, Feces, And ‘Zelyonka’: Meet The Russian Radicals Using Dirty Weapons On Kremlin Critics


These are Nazi tactics from the 1930s, using dirty weapons of all types to suppress and intimidate anyone and anything they choose.  It is not enough to win, there can be no chance of anybody else to even be perceived as honorable.  These are playground bully tactics using grown up weapons.  This is Putin.  </end… Continue reading Urine, Feces, And ‘Zelyonka’: Meet The Russian Radicals Using Dirty Weapons On Kremlin Critics

Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Russia

Kremlin kickstarts Navalny smear campaign


Russian opposition politician is seen as an increasingly serious challenger to Putin APRIL 22, 2017 by: Kathrin Hille in Krasnoyarsk When Kremlin officials are asked about Alexei Navalny, they like to laugh off the Russian opposition politician’s chances of challenging president Vladimir Putin. But this week the Kremlin appeared to signal that it takes Mr… Continue reading Kremlin kickstarts Navalny smear campaign

CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Public Diplomacy

Strategic Influence: Public Diplomacy, Counterpropaganda, and Political Warfare


Paperback – March 2, 2009 by J. Michael Waller (Author) In this vital book, thirteen experts in public diplomacy, counterpropaganda and political warfare lay out the components of what the U.S. and its allies need to win the war of ideas around the world. Strategic influence is much more than strategic communication. Communicating with others… Continue reading Strategic Influence: Public Diplomacy, Counterpropaganda, and Political Warfare

Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare

Weaponizing Headlines


“Weaponized a fake headline”… After a night of restless sleep, contemplating the limits and capabilities of the laws of physics in theoretical directed energy weapons design, these four words caught my attention. Second paragraph of this AP story…  A few major points emerge out of this story which I find significant.  Readers are inherently lazy,… Continue reading Weaponizing Headlines

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Psychological Operations · Public Diplomacy

Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications


Dear Mr. President, Attention: the future National Security Advisor For the past eight years, the position of Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications was not filled properly and was not executed, almost not at all. As a result, the Strategic Communications community and capabilities of the United States suffered. This came at a tremendous cost… Continue reading Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications

#RussiaLies · Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Propaganda · Russia · Ukraine

Former Ukraine finance minister: Russia wants to upend Western democracy


By Samantha Neal, The Axe Files Updated 9:42 AM ET, Mon January 30, 2017 Chicago (CNN)Russia’s interference in the U.S. election was but the latest and most audacious episode in Moscow’s ongoing effort to destroy liberal democracy and the Trans-Atlantic partnership, says a top Ukrainian leader. “The information attacks, the propaganda, the cyberattacks … We’ve… Continue reading Former Ukraine finance minister: Russia wants to upend Western democracy

Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare

How Trump can defend the US against information warfare


As is the case, too often, in Washington DC, this article says ‘we need to do something’, here are some things that were done in the past, but we have no substantive, innovative options to offer.  Perhaps what is being said is “hire us, we’ll advise you”. Washington DC should not work that way. The… Continue reading How Trump can defend the US against information warfare