House Adds Funds to Counter Russian Info War

House Adds Funds to Counter Russian Info War The current House defense authorization bill is targeting Russia’s aggressive information warfare operations in Ukraine, along with propaganda activities by Islamist terrorists. The House Armed Services Committee bill added $30 million to special operations forces funding to counter Russian disinformation and Islamic State social media recruitment efforts.…

No Time for Passivity in Ukraine

While Western attention is fixed on the Middle East, Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine grinds on. In blatant violation of a Feb. 15 cease-fire agreement, artillery, tanks and heavy mortars fire on Ukrainian army positions on a daily basis. Since last Saturday, nine government soldiers have been killed. The latest report of an international monitoring mission, released Wednesday, described “a general…

Ukraine Forces Outmanned, Outgunned by Rebels

Ukraine’s recent losses to separatist forces underscore how much its military is outmanned and outgunned by an adversary backed by Russian might and a willingness to commit troops and arms to the fight. Last week, Ukrainian national forces lost the strategic railway hub at Debaltseve despite committing thousands of troops and hundreds of armored vehicles to its…

Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine Is Working

A significant forum focusing on the current situation in eastern Ukraine and the future of the country in terms of its relationship with the EU and NATO has revealed that Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’ campaign in its former Soviet vassal state appears to be achieving Moscow’s desired results. At a 14 February conference in the southern…