Thursday, 8 December 2016

From Stephen F. Cohen - ESSENTIAL LISTENING FOR EVERY AMERICAN

An excellent interview with Prof. Stephen F. Cohen. Alarming - even frightening.

I have been shocked at some people that should know better (no names) who have posted material constantly that goes along with this meme. 

They presumably approve of this witchhunt which is being led by liberals.

Tales of the New Cold War: The New McCarthyism.
Stephen F. Cohen @nyu @princeton University. EastWestAccord.com


(Photo: Sen. Joseph McCarthy (C) w. hand covering mike, conferring w. his aide, attorney Roy Cohn, as his other aide Francis Carr (R) looks on during Senate Army-McCarthy sub-committee hearings. .April 01, 1954 License.)

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Russia's increasing military activities around the world have unsettled top U.S. military officials, who say they are reshaping their budget plans to better address what they now consider to be the most pressing threat to U.S. security.

"Russia is the No. 1 threat to the United States. We have a number of threats that we're dealing with, but Russia could be, because of the nuclear aspect, an existential threat to the United States," Air Force Secretary Deborah James told Reuters in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum.

James, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and Pentagon chief arms buyer Frank Kendall, all voiced growing concern about Russia's increasingly aggressive behavior in interviews late on Saturday….”


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IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 6, 2016

Mr. Burr from the Select Committee on Intelligence, reported the

following original bill; which was read twice and placed on the

calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

A BILL

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and

intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the

Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency

Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE V--MATTERS RELATING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

SEC. 501. COMMITTEE TO COUNTER ACTIVE MEASURES BY THE RUSSIAN

FEDERATION TO EXERT COVERT INFLUENCE OVER PEOPLES AND

GOVERNMENTS.

(a) Definitions.--In this section:

(1) Active measures by russia to exert covert influence.--

The term ``active measures by Russia to exert covert

influence'' means activities intended to influence a person or

government that are carried out in coordination with, or at the

behest of, political leaders or the security services of the

Russian Federation, including the following:

(A) Establishment or funding of a front group.

(B) Covert broadcasting.

(C) Media manipulation.

(D) Disinformation and forgeries, funding agents of

influence, incitement, and offensive

counterintelligence, assassinations, or terrorist acts.

(2) Appropriate committees of congress.--The term

``appropriate committees of Congress'' means--

(A) the congressional intelligence committees;

(B) the Committee on Armed Services and the

Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and

(C) the Committee on Armed Services and the

Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of

Representatives.

(b) Establishment.--The President shall establish a committee to

counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence over

peoples and governments.

(c) Membership.--

(1) In general.--The committee established under subsection

(b) shall be comprised of members who may vote on matters

before the committee, one of each of whom shall be appointed by

the following:

(A) The Director of National Intelligence.

(B) The Secretary of State.

(C) The Secretary of Defense.

(D) The Secretary of the Treasury.

(E) The Attorney General.

(F) The Secretary of Energy.

(G) The Director of the Federal Bureau of

Investigation.

(H) The head of each of the other elements of the

intelligence community.

(I) The head of any other agency or department of

the United States Government designated by the

President for purposes of this section.

(2) Chair.--The member of the committee appointed by the

Secretary of State pursuant to paragraph (1)(B) shall serve as

the chair of the committee.

(d) Meetings.--The committee shall meet at the direction of the

chair, but not less often than once per month.

(e) Duties.--The duties of the committee established under

subsection (b) shall be as follows:

(1) To counter active measures by Russia to exert covert

influence over peoples and government by exposing falsehoods,

agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses,

terrorism, and assassinations carried out by the security

services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their

proxies.

(2) Such other duties as the President may designate for

purposes of this section.

(f) Staff.--The committee established under subsection (b) may

employ such staff as the members of such committee consider

appropriate. Funds for the employment of the staff shall be derived

from amounts specifically designated for that purpose in the classified

annex of this Act.




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