Cybercom, part of the U.S. military, is preparing for an information war thatmedia say is aimed at preventing Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. U.S. military network officials are developing information warfare tactics against senior Russian officials and elites, according to current and former U.S. officials, the Washington Post reported on December 26. If Moscow tries to hack into the U.S. electoral system or to provoke public opinion to interfere in the U.S. presidential election in 2020, the U.S. will respond.
The report said the current and former officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, spoke on condition of anonymity. According to them, the strategy of warfare against senior Russian officials and elites is only part of an information war planned by the United States and will not be used against Russian President Vladimir Putin, “otherwise the action will be seen as too provocative.” “This suggests that if Russia does not stop interfering in the U.S. election, the personal and sensitive information of the target, including senior Russian officials, will be hacked,” the Washington Post said.
Xinhua Reported on October 22, the U.S. Army and Air Force recently announced plans to restructure cyberwarfare forces, the establishment of information warfare command, this is the first time in the history of the U.S. military, the U.S. Navy is also adjusting the relevant policies.
According to the People’s Liberation Army Newspaper reported in early November, the U.S. Air Force officially established the 16th Air Force, this move is the U.S. military network forces in the direction of integration of another important sign of the transformation. In the view of the U.S. military, cyberspace has become a key area to win future wars, which will begin in cyberspace first.
Since Trump’s election as U.S. president in 2016, the United States has accused Russia of meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Russia has repeatedly denied this.