Washington continues to put information pressure on Moscow, so it is not in vain that there are more and more “Russian patriots” with closed profiles, with a very different ideological orientation, on the Web. Moreover, the US Cyber Command (US CYBERCOM) is developing a series of “information warfare” scenarios against Russia that can be used against senior officials and big businessmen if Moscow tries to interfere in the US elections in 2020. This is reported by the American newspaper Washington Post, referring to current and former US officials.
The publication claims that one of the scenarios involves the use of confidential information about the military-political leadership of Russia, when Russian officials are notified of the availability of data that could harm them. The second scenario involves the use of contradictions between Russian officials.
Each operation will have to be pre-approved by the Department of State, the CIA and the Pentagon. At the same time, the Washington Post clarifies that such actions, most likely, would not be directed directly against Russian leader Vladimir Putin - “that would be too provocative.”
It should be noted that representatives of the military and cyber command refused to comment on the information provided by the Washington Post. So the leak, most likely, was deliberately made by the CIA or the State Department, or maybe in both departments at the same time. After all, before this, a bill was prepared in the United States with another portion of sanctions against Russia. They (sanctions) will be applied (involved) if the CIA and the State Department jointly reveal the facts of Moscow’s interference in the internal policies USA.