Russian Special Forces and Intelligence Information Effects

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Authors
  1. Giles, K.
  2. Seaboyer, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Royal Military Coll of Canada, Kingston Ont (CAN) Dept of Political Science
Abstract
This research report discusses information effects generated by Russian special forces as well as Russian intelligence agencies. After offering a brief introduction into the history of information effects generated by Russian special forces and intelligence agencies the paper discusses the theory and doctrine behind Russian information warfare as well as the evolution of information effects generated after the Cold War. Actors and agencies are introduced before exploring the case studies of information effects generated in Crimea, Eastern Ukraine and Syria are presented. The paper concludes with an examination of Russian tactics, techniques and procedures as well as possible countermeasures.

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Keywords
Russia;Russian political warfare;Russian Military Developments;information warfare;adversarial intent;active measures
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2019-C230 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2019
Number of Pages
56
DSTKIM No
CA050008
CANDIS No
810875
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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