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What Does Putin Want?

I wanted to know how Putin uses information as a weapon of war so I ran a search and found the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare and spent a few days reading it.

Now I understand what the CIA means when it says Russia hacked the 2016 US election.

I also understand why John McCain calls it an act of war.

The most disturbing analyses in the handbook is the one that explains
why Putin chooses media as his new battleground.

A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare
A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare

Russia’s cyber attacks are protracted and subtle and people don’t realize they’re at war until it’s too late.

A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare
A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare

Putin thinks he can use propaganda and media to effect regime change in the United States without the messy business of bombs that destroy the real estate.

A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare
A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare

Putin thinks he can conquer the United States by convincing our people
to give themselves to him.

It’s up to #TheResistance to prove him wrong.

Below is a copy of the handbook.

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Handbook of Russian Information Warfare – NATO Defense College

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Blowback

Great insight into Putin’s motives for subverting the US elections.

Krypt3ia

Forty odd days into the new presidency and Putin is already telling his media minions to not talk about Trump anymore. The reason? Because Trump has become more unhinged and potentially uncontrolled by his possible handlers at the Kremlin is the going theory in the IC world. Personally I think that Putin is of two minds where this is concerned and this post will try to explain the possible blowback for him as well as the potential benefits of an unhinged president as well as maybe an impeachment. This gambit by Putin worked so well, too well, that perhaps the Kremlin and the ops guys (psyops/active measures/Gerasimov) could not have even gamed this out fully to have counter moves or plans on contingencies here.

The hacking of the DNC and all the active measures surrounding the 2016 election cycle from a strict operations standpoint was a thing of beauty to…

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