The Trials of Lt. General Michael Flynn: Intelligence-Sharing as Trust-Building; Or, Covert Intelligence, Public Diplomacy

Part I On May 15, 2017, The Washington Post published an article meant to propagate the alarmist hyperbole that Trump is ‘colluding’ with Russia.[1]  Miller and Jaffe claim President of the United States Donald Trump “revealed highly classified information” derived from an “a U.S. partner” through an “intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have … Continue reading The Trials of Lt. General Michael Flynn: Intelligence-Sharing as Trust-Building; Or, Covert Intelligence, Public Diplomacy

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Tillerson Confirms: U.S. Strategy is to Accuse Russians of Lying About the U.S.; Or, ‘in a long period of time, perhaps.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzDg7G9c1e8 Trump said on April 12, 2017, in a press conference with the NATO Secretary General General Stoltenberg that we will see the end result of Tillerson’s meeting with Putin, “in a long period of time, perhaps.” * * * Predictably, Tillerson’s meetings with Putin yielded little more than an admission that they “appeared unable … Continue reading Tillerson Confirms: U.S. Strategy is to Accuse Russians of Lying About the U.S.; Or, ‘in a long period of time, perhaps.’

Update: From Flynn to McMaster to Cernovich (#DeposeMcMaster)

Mike Cernovich (whom I attempted to contact days ago - April 3 - with my article "From Flynn to McMaster," among others) has published these two stories about McMaster (April 9): "H. R. McMaster Manipulating Intelligence Reports to Trump, Wants 150,000 Ground Soldiers in Syria" "Petraeus and McMaster have Taken Over the NSC, Want Massive … Continue reading Update: From Flynn to McMaster to Cernovich (#DeposeMcMaster)

Comment: On the Trump/Russia Crisis and Current Applications of Public Diplomacy

The reasoning used by the US intelligence community to conclude that Russia attempted to influence the US election in favor of Trump is identifiable in terms of “public diplomacy.”  To understand its current use, one must be familiar with the development of US Army strategies, or what is being called “the future of war,” and … Continue reading Comment: On the Trump/Russia Crisis and Current Applications of Public Diplomacy

From Flynn to McMaster: The “Future of War” and the Three Dimensions of Proxies in US Political Warfare

The US has long used proxies and propaganda to accomplish short-term geopolitical goals in what George Kennan called ‘political warfare’.  Over the years, the US has developed these tactics to varying levels of intensity.  These intensity levels can be associated with the different ways in which they are deployed, i.e., through diplomacy, espionage, or military … Continue reading From Flynn to McMaster: The “Future of War” and the Three Dimensions of Proxies in US Political Warfare