Treadstone 71 on CBS News Live with Vlad Duthiers:
Well designed and planned! The Russian concept of maskirovka has expanded from traditional military aspects of denial and deception to information warfare and cyber psychological operations. Imagine you have hacked a target not knowing exactly what you will find. The plan is to extract information from the initial target, examine the information, recalibrate, replan, while setting new actions of disinformation in play. The data inside the DNC emails has not yet been fully exploited. Who knows what data was in those emails. It would be smart for the DNC and other US officials to examine every syllable of every word to determine what was exposed, determine what the Russians may do with this data, and plan to counter the deception that will come from the Russians proactively. The hacking was but one facet of a larger plan by Putin and his inner circle to disrupt, deceive, influence, and exploit weaknesses in the US including political and social beliefs and movements. Their actions have been very useful to Putin and his oligarchs.