FBI Unit Leading Mar-a-Lago Probe Earlier Ran Discredited Trump-Russia Investigation

By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigationsAugust 18, 2022 The FBI division overseeing the investigation of former President Trump’s handling of classified material at his Mar-a-Lago residence is also a focus of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation of the bureau’s alleged abuses of power and political bias during its years-long Russiagate probe of Trump. Brian Auten: Discredited over… Continue reading FBI Unit Leading Mar-a-Lago Probe Earlier Ran Discredited Trump-Russia Investigation

The Russian Military Has Failed Its Sons

Six days before the invasion of Ukraine, a small group of Russian soldiers huddled together in their tents in Belarus. One of them had covertly acquired a smartphone—barred by the military—and together, the group logged on to Western news sites. There, they read a story that shocked them: according to Western intelligence reports, Russia was… Continue reading The Russian Military Has Failed Its Sons

American Psychological Association: The role of psychological warfare in the battle for Ukraine

  Something a bit different today. Rather than analysis I am providing some highlights from a well respected academic and professional source – the American Psychological Association.   As an online instructor for American Military University and the Monterey College of Law I am often asked about ‘peer reviewed scholarly journals’ for students’ use in… Continue reading American Psychological Association: The role of psychological warfare in the battle for Ukraine

Trying to Forestall the Next Civilian Casualty Horror

When the New York Times documented faulty intelligence and flawed procedures that repeatedly led to civilian deaths during the U.S. war against the Islamic State, the revelations highlighted more than a broken process for planning and executing airstrikes. They also suggest that after civilians are injured or killed, the Defense Department isn’t doing enough to… Continue reading Trying to Forestall the Next Civilian Casualty Horror

Russian Appeasement Was a Left-Wing Monopoly

During this 2009-2014 reset, a confused United States invited Russia back into the Middle East after a nearly 40-year hiatus. It refused to provide a beleaguered Ukraine with offensive weapons. NATO members increasingly ignored their promised military contributions. The United States cut defense spending. Obama discouraged domestic gas and oil production. The world price of… Continue reading Russian Appeasement Was a Left-Wing Monopoly

Helping People Affected by Conflict: Q&A with Jacqueline Burns

Jacqueline Burns joined the U.S. Air Force because she wanted to help people, face to face, on the ground, whose lives had been torn apart by conflict or disaster. She was still in training when the attacks of 9/11 changed the mission. Burns, now a senior policy analyst at RAND, spent 12 years as an… Continue reading Helping People Affected by Conflict: Q&A with Jacqueline Burns

Iran Disinformation Points Way For Near Peers and Others

  The NY Times June 30, 2021 On line edition ran an article: “Iran Disinformation Effort Went Small to Stay Under Big Tech’s Radar” (see: https://nyti.ms/2SXGrh, which is a photo source)   According to the article “Over several months, Iranian agents had infiltrated small WhatsApp groups, Telegram channels and messaging apps that Israeli activists used… Continue reading Iran Disinformation Points Way For Near Peers and Others

Booming Job Market For PSYOPers

  In case you are thinking about transitioning from PSYOP, it looks like your skill set is in high demand. The NY Times online edition, 25 July 2021 and the 26 July 2021 print version ran an article “Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry is Quietly Booming”. (See https://nyti.ms/2Wu7EcX, which is also a photo source.) The… Continue reading Booming Job Market For PSYOPers

Why Kansas for Russia’s Sputnik Radio?

In case you missed it, last Friday, February 14, 2020, the NY Times ran an article “On the Air in Kansas City: Russian Propaganda” which is a photo source and which you can see at: https://nyti.ms/38L2Elt The article profiles how Russia’s media organization, Rossiya Segodnya. You can find some background on it from the Center… Continue reading Why Kansas for Russia’s Sputnik Radio?

Deepfakes and Artificial Intelligence: PSYOP’s Now Frontier

We are still caught in the grip of the Covid-19 Pandemic and many of us are tethered to our computers. Whether its remote working or online education, Netflix or FaceBook – we’re checking out all sorts of material. Naturally much of it is video based. I have posted about the attraction of video and how… Continue reading Deepfakes and Artificial Intelligence: PSYOP’s Now Frontier