“Russia has launched an information war against the West—and we are losing,” said Peter Pomeranzev, a London-based propaganda expert who is a former journalist born in the old Soviet Union.
“They see this as the war of the 21st century, namely breaking countries without sending troops there,” said Pomeranzev. “This is a new idea of war. This is information-psychological war with endless subversion.”
Pomeranzev and Elizabeth Wahl, an American and former TV anchor for Russian television, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at a session titled, “Confronting Russia’s Weaponization of Information.”
The session appeared to unite both the Republican majority and Democratic minority in concern over what some within the State Department fretfully concede is an effective “peaceful war” waged by Russia. Read more