This Russian freak out fake news is getting old. Until today’s research, showed that they did this in the 60ties too. They claimed Richard Nixon was soft on Russia and there was a missile gap. Billions in 1960 dollars were spent on more military and more atomic weapons. This helped Kennedy to victory and a campaign was run to shape public opinion so that Eisenhower was viewed as a silly old irrelevant man. His warnings about the military industrial complex went unheeded and that was costly in both blood and treasure.