When I was a young man I played a lot of pick-up basketball. I was an okay shooter, and a less than satisfactory ball handler. I was pretty good with the assists, though, because I had a knack of passing the ball inside to my teammates without “telegraphing” what I was getting ready to do.
In sports in order to be successful it is important not to let the opposition know what you are doing next, or to use misdirection to get them to head one way as you change direction and take off in the other direction. It is common sense that you don't telegraph your next move, and you don't share your playbook with the opposition.
The same goes for national security. That's why you don't tell the enemy when you plan to withdraw troops, and you definitely don't warn them as you prepare to attack.
The Obama administration, blaming Russia as being behind the hacking of Clinton's emails, has warned Russia that the U.S. is planning to begin a cyber war with Russia. While the Obama administration uses the word “covert” (how covert can it be when you telegraph your shot?), Vice President Joe Biden in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd explained the administration has asked the CIA to draft plans for a “wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation designed to harass and “embarrass” the Kremlin leadership.”
Do they have evidence that Russia is behind Assange's Wikileaks releases that we don't know about? And if they do, why would they telegraph their offensive intentions against Russia on national television?
There's no impact when the enemy knows you are coming, and buttons down everything in anticipation.
Either the Obama administration is full of idiots. . . or this is just another example of the Democrats being in collusion with the enemy.