William Courtney and Dr. Christopher Paul; Ph.D. discussed about the hybrid warfare. That there is need of plugging in the operation as an active measure. The RAND Corporation report on “The Russian ‘Firehose of Falsehood’ Propaganda include funding political parties abroad etc. Together with that they were discussing about the Canadian warfare and the Russian warfare. The Sovereign Union had a long history and recognition. After the period of 1980-84, Sovereign Union began his operations abroad. In 1978, Sovereign Union conflict was started. By December 1979, Sovereign Union invaded Afghanistan. After two years, new president of Russia was selected, his motive was to build replica of U.S. strategic nuclear army. Sovereign Union invaded not only border of Afghanistan, but also people of the area, resulting in diminishing its economy. It was discussed that Russia was not able to convince the western countries. Russian learned from their attack on Afghanistan that it’s too big and hard to invade it. One of the most, well known motive of Russia was to stop NATO army forces from entering into Afghanistan. For achieving this purpose Russia tried to separate American from European countries and created conflicts within the European countries. It was discussed that NATO is there for the purpose of security of world and its formation was a right decision. It was further talked that moto of Russia was to manipulate the expertise of America. Currently, Russia tried to effect the result of recent election at America.
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the Atlantic Council. During my time at the Atlantic Council, I was very interested from the beginning on how the mediator of the talk with Dr. Gregory F. Treverton, the Chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, asked specific and more personal questions. The Questions were dealing with Iraq and Russia were on how things could have been prevented, or dealt with better as problems arose.
In the first section of the interview, Russia was the main focus. Not what was going on in Russia, but the United States’ relationship with them. The first question to the chairman was, “Should we have known where things were going in Russia? What is YOUR take? Take us back, and how you feel now.” The chairman responded in a very unique way. He referred to first the Cold War, saying that in 1989-1991 after long debates and a drawn out process, peace was finally found. Also, he talked about 9/11 and how there was a clear cut set of “instructions” to deal with the issue; go after the bad people. He stated that although maybe one geopolitical framework is gone, it is not being replaced by a new one, and the US was kind of dismissive of the subject. This in turn was seen as a “diss” to Putin, and since Russia was not as much of a power as they were during the Cold War era, the US jumped to new feelings towards Russia, and showed things will quickly change with time.
Other than Russia, the chairman was also asked about the United States and securities take on the ISIS situation in Iraq. “We failed to sense how fast ISIS would sweep across Iraq. Is there anyway this could have been different?” The chairman responded by basically saying it was not just the work of ISIS, but their success has and will continue to be partially on behalf of how fast Iraqi forces melted. Their will to fight could not be changed and disintegrated at the first sight of the conflict and violence going on. The US was wrong about their adversaries and allies in thinking that would want to fight to try and end the terrorism going on. Also, even with ISIS being careful not to unveil any important information, the violence and brutality came as a surprise to outsiders looking in on things such as the videos of American’s being beheaded. With all this trouble in Iraq and with ISIS, the chairman is certain ISIS will be caught up to.
Marymount University and other D.C. area schools were allotted to attend a “Town Hall Meeting” of sorts with the Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He is the 12th Secretary General and has been in this capacity since 2009. He was also the Prime Minister of Denmark from 2001 to 2009. This was held at the National Defense University on Tuesday, February 28th. Secretary General Rasmussen was presented by other speakers to be excited for this experience, and willing to answer questions from any area. Continue reading NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen