U.S. State Dept. launches initiative to counter Russian midterm election meddling

The State Department is launching a $40 million program as part of new efforts to combat Russian interference and influence in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. Steve Goldstein, undersecretary for public diplomacy at the State Department, told American media that the effort is designed to combat state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda targeting the U.S. and its interests. The [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.