Monday, January 9, 2017

Ellen Mickiewicz — "RT"

The Report from the U.S. Intelligence Community is notable for its factual mistakes and misleading conclusions. Whether misleading is deliberate or simply lack of information they could have accessed is not known. What is known is that the report is so far from factual, that much of it cannot be useful to any U.S. administration. The report also reflects badly on the state of intelligence generally. I say this, because for a long time, now, I have been researching RT, one of the chief, if not the chief, sources of threat to U.S. security as detailed in the DNI report.… 
RT, the Russian-government-backed cable and online program, and RT’s “success” on YouTube are now the focus. It is patently absurd and contradicts facts. I say this as a research scholar, with a fully explained and footnoted chapter on it coming out in the Oxford University paperback edition of my book, “No Illusions: The Views of Russia’s Future Leaders.”
Professor Mickiewicz gives the US intelligence services an F.

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Ellen Mickiewicz | James R. Shepley Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University

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