JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia beating U.S. in race for global influence, Pentagon study says” – Politico/ BRYAN BENDER

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“A divided America is failing to counter Moscow’s efforts to undermine democracy and cast doubt on U.S. alliances, says the report, which warns of a surge in ‘political warfare.'”

“…. The more than 150-page white paper, prepared for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and shared with POLITICO, says the U.S. is still underestimating the scope of Russia’s aggression, which includes the use of propaganda and disinformation to sway public opinion across Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America. The study also points to the dangers of a growing alignment between Russia and China, which share a fear of the United States’ international alliances and an affinity for ‘authoritarian stability.’ Its authors contend that disarray at home is hampering U.S. efforts to respond – saying America lacks the kind of compelling ‘story’ it used to win the Cold War….”

Click here for: “Russia beating U.S. in race for global influence, Pentagon study says; A divided America is failing to counter Moscow’s efforts to undermine democracy and cast doubt on U.S. alliances, says the report, which warns of a surge in ‘political warfare.'” – Politico/ BRYAN BENDER