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A street artist paints a portrait of a woman next to an image of a Russian serviceman and words, "The Motherland we defend," at a street exhibition of military photos, in central St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.

We want you: Russia, Ukraine and US run ads targeting Russians


In recent months, Russia, Ukraine and the US have been running online ad campaigns all targeting Russian citizens. Russia wants more men to join its military. Ukraine wants them to lay down their arms. And the US is looking to recruit spies.

In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. 

Havana syndrome is ‘an act of war and we have to stop it’ former CIA agent says

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria.

Blinken will ‘repair some of the damage’ to US diplomacy, says John Brennan

Beams of light are seen over American flags at the Pentagon, as part of a tribute marking the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington, DC.

US intelligence dysfunction ‘rooted in the chaos of the presidency,’ says author of book on 9/11

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Legislating peace and security: Part II

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Leon Panetta on coronavirus: ‘We’re paying the price’ of ignoring intelligence reports


Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta speaks with The World about the role of the US military and defense preparedness during the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorney General William Barr speaks at a lectern while standing beside President Donald Trump.

DOJ veteran says Barr’s request for foreign help on CIA, FBI probe is ‘stunning’

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Attorney General William Barr reportedly wants the help of Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom in reviewing how the CIA and the FBI went about investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. That’s unusual and ‘disturbing,’ says a former Department of Justice official.

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Spies and the White House have a history of running wild without congressional oversight

For decades now, the evolving role of congressional oversight of US intelligence has involved major clashes and scandals, from the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s to the intelligence abuses that led to the 2003 war in Iraq.

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US accuses China of running aggressive LinkedIn spying program

Intelligence officials called on the social network to shut down the country’s accounts on the platform.

CIA Director Gina Haspel, wearing dark rimmed glasses, looks right in the medium cropped portrait.

Senators ‘kept in the dark’ as CIA director vote draws near

Gina Haspel, who is expected to be confirmed early Wednesday, controls which information on her clandestine career the CIA declassifies. On Monday, the Senate intelligence committee restricted access to a report that gave senators some insight into the torture program she ran.