Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

What Hillary Knew About Putin’s Propaganda Machine


The author, Rick Stengel, was, until the end of the Obama administration, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.  His perspective is unique in that he is one of the very few people in Washington DC that deals with information operations and information warfare, all under the title of strategic communications and… Continue reading What Hillary Knew About Putin’s Propaganda Machine

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

America needs a strategy before Russia meddles in 2018 elections


BY MICHÈLE FLOURNOY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/31/17 04:00 PM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL Congress has summoned executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter to testify on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. As the intelligence committees ask tough questions about how Kremlin-backed actors used… Continue reading America needs a strategy before Russia meddles in 2018 elections

cyberwar · Cyberwarfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Politicians Intermix Cyberwar, Information Warfare, And Fake News


By politicians, please allow me to use Hillary Clinton as an example of someone who doesn’t quite get it, doesn’t make any effort to differentiate terms, or doesn’t care about being right, she just wants to be heard. Former Democratic Candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, is trying to sell her book, remain relevant, and be… Continue reading Politicians Intermix Cyberwar, Information Warfare, And Fake News

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine · United States

Time for the Trump Administration to Arm Ukraine


Antony J. Blinken OCT. 4, 2017 The Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine produced one very hot summer. Through August, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe recorded between 1,000 and 1,500 nightly cease-fire violations, a large majority committed by Russian-led forces. Ukrainian soldiers and civilians continue to be killed or injured on a daily basis.… Continue reading Time for the Trump Administration to Arm Ukraine

Information operations · Information Warfare · National security · Russia

Kaspersky Too Good, Claims Russian Minister of Communications – Almost Confirming Kaspersky-FSB Cooperation


If you ever want to propose that a Russian product is superior to any Western product, I guess you might say it is “too good”.   Not better, not the best in the world, not superior, not even the #1 product in the world. “Too good”. Crude but maaaaaybe effective, meaning I do not think… Continue reading Kaspersky Too Good, Claims Russian Minister of Communications – Almost Confirming Kaspersky-FSB Cooperation

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Dems call on FCC to investigate Kremlin-run news agency’s influence in election


I am quite certain domestic politics is behind these three Democrats calling for an investigation, but I’ll be darned if I know or understand their motivation.  Somebody fill me in, please? The ulterior motive appears to be an honest investigation into Russian efforts to influence the US election of 2016 through US media. I would also… Continue reading Dems call on FCC to investigate Kremlin-run news agency’s influence in election