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US to Counter Russia's ‘Militarized Information’: Senator

© © AP Photo/ Chairman of the Joint ChiefsUS Senator Chris Murphy says Washington will fight back against Russia's use of "militarized information"
US Senator Chris Murphy says Washington will fight back against Russia's use of militarized information - Sputnik International
US Senator Chris Murphy said that Washington to counter Russia's ‘militarized information’.

WASHINGTON, November 20 (Sputnik) — Washington will fight back against Russia's use of "militarized information", US Senator Chris Murphy said during a Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

"A lot of the conversation misses the broader picture that Russia is employing a set of tools that is unprecedented, somebody referred to a new phrase that I hadn't heard of yesterday, that Russia has 'militarized information'…they are using information…in a way that we have no understanding of and no ability to match," Murphy said Wednesday.

The Senator stressed that the Foreign Relations Committee and the US Department of State needed to have a better grip on how to respond to the "new Russian tactics".

"Instead of spending all this time talking about what specific arms we are going to give to the Ukrainians we should be paying attention to what Russia is doing," Murphy said, stressing that Russia is becoming more powerful in ways other than its military force.

The United States has been actively accusing Russia of propaganda use following the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. The West claims that Russia is involved in Ukraine's internal affairs, but Russia has denied these allegations.

In October, during the 11th annual Valdai Discussion Club Meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States is trying to create a new enemy image out of other countries in order to create disaccord and split up the world.

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