FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers gave unclassified testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Here are ten things you should know from the hearing.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy towards Russia depended on a willful disregard for the Moscow regime’s most brutal acts. The problem for the president—and for the American public—was that he seemed to believe the utterly false portrait of Stalin he helped to create.
The United States has quietly taken the first step towards softening economic sanctions against Russia. The White House’s explanation for the ease was far from clarifying. A healthy dose of critical skepticism is in order.
Following Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, the West has become fascinated with the term “hybrid warfare.” While the term appears to be relatively new, hybrid warfare itself is not a new strategy, nor is it a threat to be taken lightly.
If Russia wanted a U.S. president who would follow the Obama administration’s patterns of concessions and refusal to respond to Russian aggression, it would have been hoping for and preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency.