Russia: American soldier, we’re coming after you

Photo: Anthony Moretti, March 14, 2017

Hacks.

Trolls.

Fake news.

Those are the ingredients Russia uses to target the U.S. military.

Politico has the details.

Thus far, congressional committees, law enforcement investigations and press scrutiny have focused on Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s successful efforts to disrupt the American political process. But a review of the available evidence and the accounts of Kremlin watchers make clear that the Russian government is using the same playbook against other pillars of American society, foremost among them the military. Experts warn that effort, which has received far less attention, has the potential to hobble the ability of the armed forces to clearly assess Putin’s intentions and effectively counter future Russian aggression.

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