Category: <span>GRU</span>

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Inherit the ‘Whirlwind’: A Podcast on Russian Political Warfare

Inherit the ‘Whirlwind’: A Podcast on Russian Political Warfare

The docuseries project builds on Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner’s new book, The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare: 1945-2020. Weiner wrote and hosts the show, which over 10 episodes will feature interviews with former CIA directors Robert Gates, John Brennan and Leon Panetta, former KGB officers Alexander Vassiliev and Oleg Kalugin...

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NSA Dissented From CIA on Russian Bounty Intelligence 

NSA Dissented From CIA on Russian Bounty Intelligence 

From the unlikely duo of Antiwar.com and the Wall Street Journal comes a dissent from the leaked intelligence reports that Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, offered bounty payments to Taliban commanders who killed U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan. The National Security Agency and the CIA differed on the intelligence, with NSA analysts concluding the evidence...

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Russia’s GRU Offered Bounty on U.S. Soldiers; Trump Dismisses CIA Findings

Russia’s GRU Offered Bounty on U.S. Soldiers; Trump Dismisses CIA Findings

The CIA briefed President Trump on intelligence reports that a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to Afghan rebels to kill American soldiers, according to the New York Times and Washington Post. Trump denies he was briefed and says the reports were not credible. The Trump administration took no action. From The Washington Post The...

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Susan Rice is Wrong. Russian Disinformation Is Not a Factor

Susan Rice is Wrong. Russian Disinformation Is Not a Factor

Those predictable voices–I’m think of former national security adviser Susan Rice- that blame Russia or claim “foreign actors” are a factor in the division of America are just plain wrong. “The scale and scope of domestic disinformation—created by Americans and targeting Americans—is far greater than anything a foreign adversary could possibly do to us. The...

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