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UK Wages Information War in 20 Countries Around Russia

UK Wages Information War in 20 Countries Around Russia

From Declassified UK: The project most clearly directed at Russia is the Counter Disinformation and Media Development programme. It is run around Russia’s western border, from the Baltic States to Central and Eastern Europe, although project documents do not disclose specific countries. It cost £60.4m in the four years to 2021. The programme ”supports [the government’s] Russia...

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DIA: Russia May ‘Increasingly Rely On Its Nuclear Deterrent’ 

DIA: Russia May ‘Increasingly Rely On Its Nuclear Deterrent’ 

As Russia faces setbacks in Ukraine and the prospect of economic isolation, the country might “increasingly rely on its nuclear deterrent to signal the West and project strength to its internal and external audiences,” Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, said in a report to Congress on Thursday. The war—and stringent sanctions...

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Directors of CIA and Mossad Meet in Israel

Directors of CIA and Mossad Meet in Israel

So far we have mostly wire service coverage. The situation: The United States is seeking to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran, while Israel seeks to disrupt those talks. Israeli press offers unsubstantiated rumor while Iran reminds the United States it has escalatory powers with a barrage of Hezbollah rockets and Persian Gulf drone attack. Bill...

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Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, Many Chose to Cooperate

Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, Many Chose to Cooperate

  In his TK News Substack newsletter, Matt Taibbi compares the relationship between U.S. news organizations and the intelligence community in 2014 and today. Fast forward seven years. Julian Assange is behind bars, and may die there. Snowden is in exile in Russia. Brennan, Clapper, and Hayden have been rehabilitated and are all paid contributors...