Tagged: forgeries

In Forbes: Die-hard KGB men are still planting forged documents to pollute our thinking

“A once-feared KGB general now sits on suicide watch in a Vienna jail, a tawdry end to terrible tale. His strange story—worthy of a thriller—is a case study of how the former KGB uses forged documents to influence Western reporters, diplomats and politicians.” That’s the lead of my piece in Forbes, published September 3, which focuses on a former KGB...

Disinformation meets economic warfare

Forgeries can be used to influence decisionmaking or undermine an enemy, just as they can be used to defraud for financial purposes. Wartime adversaries have used forgeries throughout the ages, both to finance their military and intelligence efforts, and to damage a target economy. Nazi Germany created some of the most perfect forgeries ever made – the infamous fake British...

Can anybody help me on this? American economic warfare during the Revolution

We know that the British forged paper Continental Currency to undermine the 13 colonies/states in the 1770s, and we also know that the Americans faced limitations in the support they were getting from many Canadians, in part because the Patriots could not afford to pay in silver and gold. We also know that individual American engravers and metalsmiths made forgeries...