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All political warfare is diplomatic in nature in that it aims to affect the foreign or domestic policies of its target. The distinction of Soviet diplomatic PW in the is that it attacks the existing political structure through direct manipulation. This is done by infiltration of the target’s political system, and covert and overt support for elements of that system such as political parties, with money, resources, and intelligence. Other activities include bribes or coercion of officials, and international diplomatic pressure constructed through the careful arrangement of allies, multinational blocs, or extra-governmental organizations.
Russia also employed cyber war and information operations in support of conventional operations to great effect during the conflict. “The Russian cyber campaign attacked a total of 38 Georgian and Western websites upon the outbreak of the war, including those of the Georgian President, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Bank, the Parliament, the Supreme Court, and the U.S. and United Kingdom (UK)
embassies in Georgia.”542
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
Comming from a totally liberal rag,it is like anything else you libtards come up with,they include everything but truth and fact,what a waste of time
"A lot of different people are working on the Russian active-measures problem from a lot of different directions, and they all consistently find examples of the same general content being promoted: highly divisive anti-immigrant and anti-refugee rhetoric and activity," said JM Berger, an expert on extremism and influence operations who helped build a digital platform called Hamilton 68 that tracks Russian propaganda in real time.
"At this point, we have a lot of independent sources pointing to the same conclusion," Berger said.
Laura Rosenberger, the director of the German Marshall Fund's Alliance for Securing Democracy, said Heart of Texas' efforts "shows that the Russian effort to influence our election may have had even more elements than previous reports indicated."