Preparing for Computer Network Operations: USCYBERCOM Documents Trace Path to Operational Cyber Force

3 May 2019 — National Security Archive

Evolution of Cyber Mission Force and Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber portrayed in annual orders to build the force

  • Declassified documents give insight into USCYBERCOM Mission Essential Tasks and Operational Processes
  • Briefing slide reveals impact of 2013 government shutdown on USCYBERCOM training and development
  • US Military Cyberspace Tasking Cycle adapted from air operations; cyber operations adhere to joint targeting doctrine
  • OIG Report suggests development process outpaced strategic planning

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Venezuela’s Electric Grid Was Attacked From Abroad: Russia

15 March 2019 — Telesur

Russia said it was ready to cooperate to investigate the blackout and help bring the sabotage plotters to justice.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday her country considers that Venezuela’s blackout was due to a cyber attack from abroad, the same version provided by the Venezuelan government for the massive loss of electric services across most of the country for five days.
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EU Ex-Spy Chief Admits NATO Uses Info Operations To Influence Societies Of Third States

2 November 2018 — South Front

From the Horse’s Mouth

The EU and the NATO see the current situation in Ukraine as a part of the ongoing Russian “hybrid” operation, former head of EU intelligence Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff stated on October 30. He claimed that there is a concern that this “process” may continue in Baltic states and shape the future of Western Europe. Alafuzoff added that Finland and Sweden could also become targets of these “hybrid” efforts.

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Fake News and False Flags: Pentagon Paid Millions to Create Fake Terrorist Videos By Crofton Black and Abigail Fielding-Smith

2 October 2018 — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500 million for top secret Iraq propaganda

A controversial foreign PR firm known for representing unsavory characters was paid millions by the Pentagon to create fake terrorist videos.

The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda program in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.

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How The U.S. Runs Public Relations Campaigns – Trump Style – Against Russia And China By Moon of Alabama

5 October 2018 — Moon of Alabama

Yesterday several NATO countries ran a concerted propaganda campaign against Russia. The context for it was a NATO summit in which the U.S. presses for an intensified cyberwar against NATO’s preferred enemy.

On the same day another coordinated campaign targeted China. It is aimed against China’s development of computer chip manufacturing further up the value chain. Related to this is U.S. pressure on Taiwan, a leading chip manufacturer, to cut its ties with its big motherland.

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