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Russian Trolls Trying to Stop Trump Nuclear Plan, Says GOP Rep

Rep. Mac Thornberry, the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, warned that Russians could be supporting American non-proliferation movements.

By NTK Staff | 03.08.2018 @4:01pm
Russian Trolls Trying to Stop Trump Nuclear Plan, Says GOP Rep

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) warned DefenseNews that Russians are preparing to mount an influence campaign against President Trump’s nuclear modernization plan.

According to the report, Thornberry, the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, cautioned in a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that Russian social media trolls would be active in promoting American non-proliferation movements.

He reiterated his concerns while speaking with DefenseNews:

Asked by Defense News after his speech if the government has recently seen signs that Russia is funding nonproliferation groups, Thornberry was evasive, noting that the topic was more in the lane of the intelligence community but offering: “I think we need to be much more alert than we have been on how [the Russians] are trying to influence our defense decisions.”

The Armed Services chair pointed to Russian efforts in the 1980s to influence the U.S. non-proliferation community.

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