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The military and information: Combining secrecy and public accountability


When they talk about confrontation in military and military-technical terms, they usually represent something from the category of battlefields with tanks, ground forces, deployment of missiles, electronic warfare systems. Maritime operations, an arms race, missile launches with military satellites are presented. However, there is also a special niche here. This is information support for both individual operations and the entire activity of the Armed Forces. Information confrontation - as a special part of the information activities of the army and fleet.

Of course, the information component has not today begun to play a significant role in the military and military-technical spheres. It has always been so, to one degree or another. Information, its collection and analysis make it possible not only to understand how training is carried out in the troops, including the enemy troops, but also to draw appropriate conclusions about where events need to be forced, where it is worth, as they say, "hold your horses."

The situation with information support for the activities of the Armed Forces in our country was different. In Soviet times, most often most of the information flow of this nature remained a secret with seven seals. There were a few releases on TV and newsreels dedicated to the topic, but otherwise - total secrecy. Of course, the secrecy regime is still in effect, but the approach to presenting information about the activities of the Armed Forces has seriously changed. This is a combination of secrecy and accountability to the public - in particular, in terms of what taxpayers' money is spent on.

Details about the activities of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of Russia are presented by TC Zvezda in the release of the Military Acceptance program.


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  1. alex neym_2
    alex neym_2 14 January 2022 09: 51
    Who owns the information, owns the world! Sounds like someone from the greats said so...
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 14 January 2022 10: 04
      And who does not have information about how to be?
      Imagine if the right to own information is appropriated by unscrupulous people... businessmen, crooks, swindlers, adventurers, bourgeois, weeding out ordinary citizens from it... what will happen to them?
      In our society, I see a very bad picture with this case ... it gets worse and worse.
  2. yuriy55
    yuriy55 14 January 2022 09: 53
    If there are worthy videos about the work of the Armed Forces, new military equipment and weapons available to the media, we will be very happy ...
    Eternal storage!!! good It will be possible to compare...
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 14 January 2022 10: 29
    All this is fine, somewhere right ... Here are just empty statements, rosy prospects, tiring, and even annoying.
    As a means of misinforming the enemy, it is applicable, but you also need to think about your own citizens .... you need to work more carefully, more cunningly.
  4. faterdom
    faterdom 14 January 2022 11: 08
    There have been no good films about modern aircraft for decades.
    Until now, "In the zone of special attention," "Landing Batya" remain masterpieces that modern directors are either too tough for, or for them it is "unformatted".
    Even "Taiga Romance" where Efremov enjoyed playing an alcoholic was already a very long time ago.
  5. prior
    prior 14 January 2022 11: 13
    Secrecy in the army is a way to hide the mess that's going on there.
  6. d ^ Amir
    d ^ Amir 14 January 2022 11: 17
    Oleg Igorevich Divov, the book "A consultant on stupid issues", including about information support, but there is not a technical, but an idiological component
  7. vintorez
    vintorez 15 January 2022 16: 29
    Under the USSR, the program "I Serve the Soviet Union" was released weekly, feature films and documentaries about the army were shot. Teachers of the NVP talked quite a lot about the army and conducted patriotic education. We must not forget that under the USSR, most of the young men who had reached the age of 18 served on conscription, and after the service they talked about the army much more and more truthfully than the Zvezda TV channel. And secrecy it was, is and will be.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 16 January 2022 21: 55
      Of the relatives and acquaintances who served urgently at that time, half served for real, were engaged in combat training, the second half claimed that they had zero value as military specialists. They were engaged in anything, but not combat training.
  8. lot
    lot 15 January 2022 16: 49
    Hmm. . very meaningful content of the content of the article, but I scored the link with Shoigu in the pipe for reasons of secrecy.
  9. AML
    AML 15 January 2022 21: 56
    Quote: faterdom
    There have been no good films about modern aircraft for decades.
    Until now, "In the zone of special attention," "Landing Batya" remain masterpieces that modern directors are either too tough for, or for them it is "unformatted".
    Even "Taiga Romance" where Efremov enjoyed playing an alcoholic was already a very long time ago.

    Look at the tourist. Without any bullshit and Rambo

  10. ivan2022
    ivan2022 16 January 2022 13: 08
    Closed departments; military, military-industrial complex, state security, psychiatric hospitals - this is a bottomless abyss, where unknown amounts disappear and the unimaginable happens. Next comes the pension fund and supervision of the elderly ... .. (For example, Borya Mints, who fled to London with tens of billions from the FIU ... Here, at least the scale is visible.)
    By the way, I recall Berezovsky's flight from Russia to London in 2003 after he was put on the wanted list by Interpol in 1999 ..... And the words of a police official in an interview for television; "So what? We should run after him or something if he is wanted?

    "Accountability to society", which in any case elects the President just as accurately as Tsar Mikhail Romanov in 1613 - once for life - this is generally the most stupid nonsense that you can think of.