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Россия: Главное разведывательное управление (ГРУ)

Россия: Главное разведывательное управление (ГРУ)

(In English: Inside Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate] Заявленная миссия ГРУ заключается в предоставлении военной разведки президенту и правительству России. Дополнительные задачи включают обеспечение военной, экономической и технологической безопасности России.  В отличие от других российских спецслужб, Федеральной службы безопасности (ФСБ) и СВР, ГРУ не является министерской организацией. ГРУ подчиняется начальнику генерального штаба и министру обороны, а...

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Former Officials Say Haspel Tailors CIA Intelligence to Suit Trump

Former Officials Say Haspel Tailors CIA Intelligence to Suit Trump

Gina Haspel shows signs of shaping intelligence to avoid offending the President, former officials tell Politico. I’ve long been watching Haspel’s MAGA tendencies: praising Trump as a consumer of intelligence and applauding his attack on sanctuary cities in his State of the Uniion Address. Nine current and former officials said in interviews that CIA Director...

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Peace Data and Prigozhin’s Service to Putin

Peace Data and Prigozhin’s Service to Putin

Some journalists on the left like Aaron Mate and Dan Lazare tell me that the charges of Russian interference in U.S. politics are a “hoax” or “don’t really matter.” While I share their opposition to a new Cold War with Russia,  that does not require averting one’s eyes from the record of Yevgeny Prigozhin, international...

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DARPA, Imagineer of War, Names a New Director

DARPA, Imagineer of War, Names a New Director

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has a new director, Victoria Coleman. DARPA is the US. government’s arm for applied high-technology.  Reporter Sharon Weinberger calls the men and women of DARPA The Imagineers of War. Her book of the same name is a good introduction to one of DARPA’s most important functions:  imagining new ways...