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.
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 the media as his new battleground.
The attack is protracted and subtle and the people don’t realize they’re at war until it’s too late.
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.
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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