Information Warfare · Russia · United States

U.S. Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Russian Influence Campaigns


The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a second public hearing on March 30 connected with its investigation into alleged Russian interference during last year’s presidential election. Republican committee Chairman Richard Burr and ranking Democrat Mark Warner said the hearing will focus on ways that Russia works to influence election campaigns and public opinion. They… Continue reading U.S. Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Russian Influence Campaigns

Information operations · Information Warfare · United States

The US Army Is About To Deploy One Of The Most Powerful Laser Weapons In Existence


By RUSS READ Pentagon/Foreign Policy Reporter The U.S. Army is about to make a technological leap as it prepares to field a small, yet ultra-powerful laser weapon system. Lockheed Martin announced it had completed the design, development and demonstration of the Army’s new laser in a press release Thursday. The 60-kilowatt laser is one of the… Continue reading The US Army Is About To Deploy One Of The Most Powerful Laser Weapons In Existence

Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Russia’s parliamentary commission to probe into US media’s activities in Russia


Oh, puhlease, Russia.  This is classic blameshifting or gaslighting, as well as setting the stage for stricter restrictions on the American press in Russia.  It’s interesting that bureaus of the BBG, such as Radio Liberty and the Voice of America, are intermixed with commercial media like CNN.  Whoever wrote the article (they don’t have bylines)… Continue reading Russia’s parliamentary commission to probe into US media’s activities in Russia

Russia · United States

Russian spy ship returns off U.S. coast, near sub base


March 15, 2017, A Russian spy ship has reappeared off the U.S. eastern seaboard, sailing just 20 miles south of the U.S. Navy submarine base at King’s Bay, Georgia, and heading north. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports the Viktor Leonov, known as an AGI (Auxiliary, General Intelligence) trawler, has a port call scheduled in… Continue reading Russian spy ship returns off U.S. coast, near sub base

Strategic Communications · United States

Purposefully vague and off: US Officials Won’t Say If New Anti-Russia Propaganda Project Is Targeting Americans


This article by Adam Johnson purposefully evades definitions, plays loose and free with its words, and deliberately obscures “intent” as a guise for nefarious behavior.  The article is obviously well researched but to an experienced observer, makes almost no sense whatsoever.  The intent of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, which passed as a part… Continue reading Purposefully vague and off: US Officials Won’t Say If New Anti-Russia Propaganda Project Is Targeting Americans

Information Warfare · Russia · United States

White House Sought Help to Counter Russia Stories


Crisis handling 101. Mr. President, if you’re having to deal with the press, tell the truth. First. Last. Always.  Be the first with the information. Drive the news cycle, do not let it drive you.  Make one narrative and stick to it. The whole team must tell the same story.  Politicians lie for a living,… Continue reading White House Sought Help to Counter Russia Stories