cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Opinion: US-Russian cyber war just getting started


The US has figured out correctly that Russia’s president only respects force. But after the revelations of US cyber attacks against Russian targets Vladimir Putin will retaliate, says DW’s Konstantin Eggert. According to The Washington Post, the recently established US Army Cyber Command completely blocked internet services to the Internet Research Agency in Saint Petersburg — better… Continue reading Opinion: US-Russian cyber war just getting started

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Trump makes it official: US is leaving key nuclear treaty


By: Aaron Mehta , Associated Press , and Joe Gould WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will begin the process of leaving a key nuclear arms control treaty with Russia on Saturday, setting the potential for a new ground-based cruise missile arms race in Europe. However, administration officials said it will be some time before the Pentagon is able to produce and deploy any new system… Continue reading Trump makes it official: US is leaving key nuclear treaty

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (60)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s internal meltdown is simply remarkable, what is amazing is that it still exhibits the cohesion it does. MidEast developments continue along a predictable track. Many interesting reports on the DPRK and PRC. Europe is in political turmoil along multiple tracks. AUS opens the door to Chinese… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (60)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted


WASHINGTON — Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov in contradiction to signed treaties and the Law of the Sea show that Russia cannot be counted on to keep its word, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Pentagon today. The secretary spoke to reporters while awaiting the arrival of… Continue reading Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted

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

What Of This “Worldwide Network”? It’s Called The Vastly Underfunded USAGM


If you follow the news, you might have seen a reference to two Tweets by US President Donald Trump about a “Worldwide Network”. I have read a whole stack of interpretations, mostly damning, by the media. The worst version, by far, is that President Trump wants to establish his own version of RT. At no… Continue reading What Of This “Worldwide Network”? It’s Called The Vastly Underfunded USAGM

BBG · BBG Watch · Information operations · Information Warfare · USAGM

No Mention on Tax-funded VOA News Website of Possible Blexit


Reblogged from BBG Watch, No Mention on Tax-funded VOA News Website of Possible Blexit. “Fair and objective”, this was the phrase used repeatedly by multiple senior editors within the USAGM, the former Broadcasting Board of Governors. This was what they said they did to avoid the appearance of propaganda within their bureau at the US Agency… Continue reading No Mention on Tax-funded VOA News Website of Possible Blexit

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New RAND Research:  Countering Russian Social Media Influence


I found the report good, but not very good.  The report is written in a “little map, big hand” fashion.  The recommendations are general, so vague as to not have substance, and not really useful.  Of note, the onus is placed on Social Media corporations to “inform key audiences”. Hopefully, that includes educating users as… Continue reading New RAND Research:  Countering Russian Social Media Influence