Amid the flurry of accusations that Russia is conducting an information operation to get US Republican nominee Donald Trump into the White House, it is important to understand the context when multiple information leaks are involved. The ongoing information war between Russia and the United States is now taking a nasty turn.
Russian information operation theory is rooted in Soviet military doctrine. The prime directive in information sciences was, and still is, protecting information. Psychological operations, from where information operations originated, were a key tool from diplomacy to military action.
Perceptions of the US
The idea that the Kremlin would carry out an information operation to get Trump to the White House is absurd. Nevertheless, his position on Ukraine and NATO plays into Moscow’s plans.Dr. Theodore Karasik