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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

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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

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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

Information Warfare · Political Warfare

How Does Internet Data Disappear?


Recall my previous blog, “How To Control The Media“. I used a simple Google search initially: berate limit threaten bypass, not in quotes.  I then narrowed the search to take out the recent references to Robert Reich’s page, so I narrowed the calendar, eventually, to show only 2011 and 2012 results. This is part of what I… Continue reading How Does Internet Data Disappear?

Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare

How To Control The Media


A liberal friend just posted a highly incendiary piece on Facebook, Robert Reich’s “Trump’s Seven Techniques To Control The Media“.  It is far too obvious this is a blatant attempt to attribute negative characteristics to the President-elect, likening him to Goebbels.  Reich’s attempt is more Goebbels-like, and it is a dreadful testimony to the depths to… Continue reading How To Control The Media

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The Trump Effect In Voter Influence


The Streisand Effect is perhaps the most famous name for an unintended consequence which is enabled by the Internet. The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. – Wikipedia In reviewing… Continue reading The Trump Effect In Voter Influence

Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare

Facebook is well aware that it can influence elections


by Seth Fiegerman   @sfiegerman November 17, 2016: 11:33 AM ET During the Republican primaries, Facebook’s powerful data told those working to get Ted Cruz elected which ads could win over Donald Trump voters. One video highlighted Trump’s coziness with politicians over the years. The other featured an impassioned Cruz speech about being an outsider who… Continue reading Facebook is well aware that it can influence elections