6/9/17

abomvubuso: (Groovy Kol)
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"Lately, Russia appears to be coming at the United States from all kinds of contradictory angles. Russian bots amplified Donald Trump during the campaign, but in office, Kremlin-backed media portray him as weak. Vladimir Putin is expelling U.S. diplomats from Russia, limiting options for warmer relations with the administration he wanted in place. As Congress pushes a harder line against Russia, plenty of headlines declare that Putin’s gamble on Trump has failed. Confused? Only if you don’t understand the Gerasimov Doctrine"...

, as Molly McKew points out in her article at Politico.

In a nutshell, Gerasimov adopted some Soviet tactics from the Cold War, then adjusted them to the modern realities, and developed a new theory of modern warfare which resembles hacking the enemy society rather than an all-out assault. It's part of the new fad in geopolitics that we call Asymmetric Warfare. You invest little resources, but cause a lot of damage and confusion behind enemy lines. Without firing a single bullet. Sound neat?

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