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How Russia spies: Active measures & subversion

“The Main Enemy.” That’s how the Russian political, military, and intelligence apparatuses see the United States. Although the end of the Cold War brought with it hopes of democratization in Russia, 30 years later, with President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, at the helm, Russia seems buried in the past, stoking a fire against … Continued

Why Russia has three nuclear footballs – and who can use them

The United States closest geopolitical rival is Russia, but when it comes to the way their militaries operate, that’s where the two countries’ similarities end. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their command and control structures for launching nuclear weapons. It’s a well-known fact that the President of the United States has a military … Continued

Former Navy SEAL commander says Putin has outplayed the US and Russia is the greatest external security threat

Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven said Tuesday that Russia was the greatest external security threat to the US. McRaven, a former Navy SEAL and special-operations commander, said Putin has outplayed the US. He praised Biden for efforts early in his presidency to press Putin on US national interests. During a recent discussion of the … Continued

Pompeo warns Taliban against attacking U.S. troops

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held a video conference call with the Taliban during which the top U.S. diplomat warned the insurgents against attacking American troops in Afghanistan, the Department of State says.

A statement said Pom…

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