Force Protection in the Information Age

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The roundtable discussion was moderated by Donald N. Jensen, CEPA Senior Adjunct Fellow and featured insight from Edward Lucas, CEPA Vice President, Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence and Rolf Fredheim, Data Analyst, Technical and Scientific Development Branch, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence.

The arrival of U.S. and NATO forces into Central Europe under Operation Atlantic Resolve and the Enhanced Forward Presence is a groundbreaking event. Simultaneously, diplomats and military planners must now consider how 21st century disinformation and propaganda can affect public perceptions and erode allied solidarity. What tools and techniques are most effective in combating false stories and narratives; how are Strategic Communications evolving; and what steps should leaders take to protect U.S. interests and allies as troops deploy to Central Europe and the Baltic States? 

Read more about CEPA's research and analysis on the frontline of propaganda and conflict here