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Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet

https://democrats-intelligence.house.gov/facebook-ads/

Advertisements run on the social media site, Facebook, by Russian agents during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The ads were issued by the Internet Research Agency, described as a Russian troll farm, and released by the Democratic minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Describes the background, resulting indictments, and offers links to typical ads.

 

Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Russia,Science/Technology

https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R45178.html

Reviews the international competition for advantage in the realm of artificial intelligence as applied to military matters and the related issues that Congress must decide.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Report on Russian Active Measures: Minority Views

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/20180322/108023/HRPT-115-2.pdf

Democratic membership response to the views of the Republican majority in the report on Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  From the House Committee on Intelligence.

 

Report on Russian Active Measures

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://intelligence.house.gov/UploadedFiles/HPSCI_-_Declassified_Committee_Report_Redacted_FINAL_Redacted.pdf

Heavily redacted report of the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, which finds no wrongdoing by the Trump Administration but accuses the FBI and Intelligence Community of tradecraft failures in regard to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  From the House Committee on Intelligence

 

The CAESAR, POLO, and ESAU Papers

Categories: China,Communism,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/caesar-polo-and-esau-papers

A series of declassified documents relating to analyses of Chinese and Soviet internal politics and relations from the 1950s through the mid-1970s.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Syria

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180216_RL33487_8e52addd9e209aa4938d5fa6f79c7548a747a066.pdf

Examines the conflict, now in its 7th year, after the capture of Raqqah and the defeat of the Islamic State and presents objectives for the near future including duration of the U.S. military presence, effectiveness of cooperation with Russia, and planning for a political settlement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Homeland Security,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

Discusses U.S. intelligence agencies’ findings on Russian activities to influence and manipulate U.S. election results.  From the Central Intelligence Agency, FBI, and National Security Agency.

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community: Statement for the Record

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,WMD

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Testimonies/2018-ATA—Unclassified-SSCI.pdf

Covers terrorism, transnational organized crime, cyber threats, WMD, and emerging, disruptive technologies.  Also covers threats by regions of the world.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

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