New strategies, tactics needed to fight influence, propaganda warfare threats, Senate told
The United States faces a growing threat of information warfare attacks and needs new strategies and organizations to counter it, national security experts told Congress this week.
John C. Inglis, former deputy director of the National Security Agency, said cyber attacks are only one form of influence, propaganda, and disinformation attacks being waged in the cyber war of ideas.
“Cyber warfare, in my view, is not a standalone entity,” Inglis told a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday. “When you’re talking about information warfare, it’s at that top-most stack, and it does not necessarily comprise of an exchange of tools or an exchange of literal warfare. It is, in fact, a conflict of ideas.” Continue reading
The CIA’s allegation that Russia interfered in the U.S. election is a political move driven by Director John Brennan’s loyalty to President Barack Obama, a former Army intelligence officer said.
“This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal,” Tony Shaffer told WMAL radio on Dec. 12. Continue reading