Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · United States

US Warship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Military Vessel


PENTAGON —  A U.S. Navy ship patrolling in the Persian Gulf fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship that came dangerously close to the vessel Tuesday morning local time. The USS Thunderbolt fired “a couple of warning shots” at the Iranian vessel after it came within 140 meters of the U.S. ship at… Continue reading US Warship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Military Vessel

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Nikki Haley: ‘Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections’


Notice the final statement, “Putin claimed on Saturday he and Trump were in agreement that Russia was not involved. ”  “Putin claimed”…  but we did not read or hear of a corresponding statement from the President.  Just because Putin says it is so, does not make it true.  It is often quite the opposite. Putin is known to… Continue reading Nikki Haley: ‘Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections’

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Russian Propaganda Hits Local DC Airwaves


A pro-Putin outlet is now broadcasting full-time on the FM dial in the nation’s capital—and it’s as bad as you might expect. 6:00 AM, JUL 05, 2017 | By MARK HEMINGWAY As wealth has poured into the nation’s capital and the city has largely redeveloped over the last two decades, one of the last reminders that Washington,… Continue reading Russian Propaganda Hits Local DC Airwaves

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Syria · United States

US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter


Yes, this is significant, but what will Russia do or say?  This is a serious escalation in the war.  Russia will talk tough, they will launch a tirade in the news, both Putin and Lavrov. The Russian Ambassador to the UN may even take off his shoe and pound it on the table. Russia, however,… Continue reading US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

America’s answer to Russian propaganda TV


This is a start. A small start, but it is the first tiny baby step towards fully countering the massive Russian propaganda machine. It is not nearly enough, by no means, but it indicates a step in the right direction. </end editorial> Current Time broadcasts in Russian from Capitol Hill Jun 15th 2017| WASHINGTON, DC… Continue reading America’s answer to Russian propaganda TV

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · United States

70 percent of U.S. Cyber Command force teams now ‘fully operational’


Patrick Howell O’Neill JUN 14, 2017 | CYBERSCOOP Eight months after all 133 of U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force teams reached initial operating capability, 70 percent of the force’s teams are “fully operational capable,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified on Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee. “They’ve had all the manning,… Continue reading 70 percent of U.S. Cyber Command force teams now ‘fully operational’