I assume Putin has strategic goals and chooses his weapons wisely.
I wanted a logical explanation for why Putin would choose
Information as a weapon of war.
I ran a search on Google and found the 2016 NATO Defense
College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.
It is exactly what I wanted.
I also understood why some in the Intelligence Community
call it an act of war.
The most disturbing analyses in the handbook is the one that explains
why Putin chooses the media as his new battleground.
The attack is protracted and subtle.
People don’t realize they’re under attack until it’s too late.
Putin thinks he can use propaganda and media to deprive the United States
of sovereignty without the messy business of bombs and bloodshed.
Putin believes he can conquer the United States by convincing our people
to give themselves to him.
It’s up to #TheResistance to prove him wrong.