NATO Declares Information War On Russia: NATO and StratCom information warfare includes “military steps”

By Kurt Nimmo
Global Research, March 23, 2015

The Supreme Commander of NATO, Gen. Philip Breedlove, said on Sunday the West must engage in an information war with Russia in order to counteract its “false narratives” on social media.

“We need as a western group of nations or as an alliance to engage in this informational warfare. The way to attack the false narrative is to drag the false narrative into the light and expose it,” Breedlove said.

In July, NATO announced a concerted effort to counter the Russian narrative on Ukraine. According to UK ambassador Adam Thomson, the response includes “military steps.”

“Nato needs to be able to pop the Russian myths that are propagated about Nato itself… it needs to be able to look after its own equity in this, if you like,” Thomson said during a NATO summit in September.

In July Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and the UK signed a memorandum agreeing upon the establishment of a StratCom Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia.

StratCom is short for the United States Strategic Command. It is the combat command run by the Pentagon responsible for information warfare and other operations.

“The conflict between Russia and Ukraine clearly shows how important an information campaign can be in gaining the upper hand in a military conflict. Strategic communication is also becoming increasingly important in the context of NATO-led operations,” said said Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis during a visit to Norfolk, Virginia.

State Department Runs Social Media War Against Russia

The U.S. State Department is currently engaged in a social media propaganda war against Russia. For instance, on Twitter, the U.S. has established the Russian language UkrProgress account and claims 14,000 people follow it, most from the Russian Federation.

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