East StratCom disinformation claim:

US Chief of Staff threatens Russia and China with destructive war. Moreover, both US presidential candidates are controlled by the same group – the US “neocons” – who want to start a World War with Russia. The elections are therefore pointless, and war is inevitable.

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Period/date: 6. October 2016

Debunk claim:

The title of the article misinterprets Gen. Mark Milley’s speech. The US Chief of Staff stated that the US will not let itself be defeated by those attacking the American way of life and values. There is no evidence given to the claims regarding the control of Clinton and Trump by the so-called “neocons”.

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Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 43. The item is located at row number 29 in the report.

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