Saturday, January 28th 2017
It is possible that the State Department Global Engagement Center could provide a good model for the coordination, integration, and synchronization of messaging but it will require a focus beyond counterterrorism and a home that can truly have access to senior interagency leadership rather than being buried in the bureaucracy. In whatever form, the new capability must operate with the agility of a new-media start-up.
Authors: Jim Ludes and Mark JacobsonRead More
Thursday, January 19th 2017
“You can call it ‘information warfare,’ ‘hybrid warfare,’ or ‘political warfare,’ but whatever you call it, an adversary’s attempts to shape the minds and will of people toward a political end is not new to the United States. Nor will this be the first time the United States sought to wield these weapons against its foes.”
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. . . by blocking the development and deployment of civilian and overt activities, Fulbright’s actions on the Freedom Academy and the Smith-Mundt Act have done more to militarize American foreign policy than any other single act by denying Congress, policymakers, and practitioners critical experience, methods, and historical precedent to properly defend the nation through nonmilitary means.
Author: Matthew ArmstrongRead More
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
“We were witnessing the emergence of an era in which fake news and fabricated facts would have very real results. . . . propaganda is now central, not secondary in its importance.”
Author: Brett Bruen (President, Global Situation Room, and an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University)Read More
Saturday, January 7th 2017
"Yesterday’s hearings by the Senate Armed Services Committee on cyber threats highlighted the fact that the United States is at war on multiple fronts with Russia, China and several lesser powers. This is not a war in the traditional sense. It involves continuous cyber intrusions into all aspects of American life: politics, economics, governance and the military. . . . . It involves a massive information warfare campaign, once called propaganda, against U.S. and allied policies and institutions."
Author: Dan GoureRead More
Saturday, November 12th 2016
“. . . NATO does not do propaganda. Our information operations are designed to convey the truth, which is in stark contrast to what the Russians do.”
Headline: 'All Manner of Contingencies'
Subhead: An Interview with General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Royal ArmyRead More