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The 5 Biggest Unanswered Questions from James Comey’s Testimony

June 8, 2017 As a guide to what’s next in the Trump-Russia investigations, former FBI director James Comey’s testimony on the Hill was remarkable mostly for what was not said — and what can be inferred from it. Comey declined to answer several questions from senators in Thursday’s Intelligence Committee hearing, saying that...

With Qatar Hack, the Kremlin May Be Opening a New Front in Its Global Information War

June 8, 2017 Before Qatar was gripped in a diplomatic crisis, a fake video was slipped onto a government media site, touching off immense political fallout. According to published reports, the U.S. intelligence community believed the Kremlin may be the culprit. The story begins May 23, when Qatari government issued a statement that...

With Qatar Hack, the Kremlin May Be Opening a New Front in Its Global Information War

June 7, 2017 Before Qatar was gripped in a diplomatic crisis, a fake video was slipped onto a government media site, touching off immense political fallout. According to published reports, the U.S. intelligence community believed the Kremlin may be the culprit. The story begins on May 23, when Qatari government issued a statement...

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Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts a B-52 Over the Baltic Sea

June 6, 2017 A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber about 10 a.m. over the Baltic Sea as the American warplane was flying a routine mission in international airspace, according to the Pentagon, which confirmed an earlier report by the Russian state media news agency Tass. On June...

Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts a B-52 Over the Baltic Sea

June 6, 2017 A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber about 10 a.m. over the Baltic Sea as the American warplane was flying a routine mission in international airspace, according to the Pentagon, which confirmed an earlier report by the Russian state media news agency Tass. On June...

Vladimir Putin and the Little Green Men of the Internet

June 6, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his weekend interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, said he was not the culprit behind the U.S. presidential election hacks of 2016 and argued the attacks could have been executed by anyone, even proud Russian patriots committing crimes against the Kremlin’s adversary without his personal knowledge....

Vladimir Putin and the Little Green Men of the Internet

June 5, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his weekend interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, said he was not the culprit behind the U.S. presidential election hacks of 2016 and argued the attacks could have been executed by anyone, even proud Russian patriots committing crimes against the Kremlin’s adversary without his personal knowledge....

Poland Is Preparing for 15 Years of Rising Tension with Russia

June 1, 2017 Lasers, small drones, and more troops are among the ways Poland is preparing for 15 years of rising tensions — and perhaps even war — with Russia, according to a new report from its Ministry of Defense. “Taking into account the asymmetry of military capabilities between Russia and NATO’s eastern...

Pentagon: Anti-Missile Weapons Can Keep US Safe Until 2020

May 31, 2017 The successful downing of a test missile proves that American defenses can ward off any ICBM that North Korea might produce in the next three years, says the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency. “I was confident before the test that we had the capability to defeat any threat...

Russian Lawmaker: We Would Use Nukes if US or NATO Enters Crimea

May 28, 2017 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Russia would be forced to use nuclear weapons in any conflict in which U.S. or NATO forces entered eastern Ukraine, a member of Russia’s parliament told an international gathering of government security officials on Sunday. “On the issue of NATO expansion on our borders, at some point...