Pentagon study: Russia outgunning US in race for global influence
July 26, 2019| Arlaadi Online
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin speaks with members of his delegation on the sidelines of the G20 summit | Yuri Kadobnov/AFP via Getty Images
The U.S. is ill-equipped to counter the increasingly brazen political warfare Russia is waging to undermine democracies, the Pentagon and independent strategists warn in a detailed assessment that happens to echo much bipartisan criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to Moscow.
The more than 150-page white paper, prepared for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and shared with POLITICO, says the U.S. is still underestimating the scope of Russia’s aggression, which includes the use of propaganda and disinformation to sway public opinion across Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America. The study also points to the dangers of a growing alignment between Russia and China, which share a fear of the United States’ international alliances and an affinity for “authoritarian stability.” Read more at Pentagon study: Russia outgunning US in race for global influence
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