On June 16, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Timothy J. “TJ” White was quoted in CyberScoop saying that the Russian focus on information operations has been unyielding. White, however, argued that Russian information war objectives have been thwarted to a large degree by Starlink satellite internet and by the fact that many Ukrainians have virtual private networks. White remarked that, despite the centrality of information operations to the present conflict, the US defense community still lacks coherent definitions in this area.
“[W]e haven’t decided yet what is or isn’t information operations, information warfare, cyberspace operations, operations in cyberspace that enable information operations”TJ White
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