Clint Watts on Russia’s information warfare.

Who Will Russia’s Information Wars Target Next? Maybe Your Senator.

Who Will Russia’s Information Wars Target Next? Maybe Your Senator.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 11 2017 7:37 PM

Clint Watts, Testifier Extraordinaire

The star of March’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing says we need to get better at knowing information warfare when we see it.

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Clint Watts testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 30 in Washington.

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Listen to Episode 741 of Slate’s The Gist:


We’re zooming out on Russia’s influencing machine with the help of Clint Watts, the national security expert who had a star turn in March with his soundbite-ready testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Watts explains why the partisan skew on fake news is “kind of garbage.” Plus, he has tips for testifying—just in case you get a call from Congress. Watts is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.


In the Spiel, hanging on every phrase President Trump invented this week.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.