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Dr. John Lenczowski speaks on foreign disinformation at Marine Corps seminar

John Lenczowski speaks to USMC, March 2017On March 17th, IWP President and Founder, Dr. John Lenczowski, spoke at a working seminar with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command. Dr. Lenczowski spoke on the subject of the disinformation efforts of Russia and China in the context of their geopolitical strategies.

Dr. Lenczowski‘s lecture focused on three key points. First, he discussed Russia’s record of using various formerly Soviet propaganda and disinformation techniques to influence opinion in open democratic societies. Second, he outlined the various strategic purposes these methods are designed to serve. Finally, he made several recommendations for U.S. policy to develop a strategic response to this activity, including intelligence collection and analysis of Russian and Chinese propaganda and disinformation themes, and public exposure of these activities in order to neutralize their effectiveness.