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The West is finally getting its act together on countering the Kremlin, after the #Skripal outrage, so obviously it's a perfect time to smash that belated solidarity into 10,000 pieces by suddenly inviting Vova to the White House. Totes normal.
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Humorous aside: In Russian, NSA is called ANB (for Агентство национальной безопасности). Venerable RIS joke has it that ANB really stands for Агентство Не болтай (roughly, "the Agency that doesn't blab" -- borrowing from a famous Soviet WW2 poster).
If you didn't know that Russia uses cultural (and business, and travel, etc) organizations as cover for espionage, and has for a century....please refrain from writing about intelligence for an adult audience. weeklystandard.com/why-did-trump-…
BLUF: When the head of Russian Foreign Intelligence publicly states we're in Cold War 2.0....we are. twitter.com/thespybrief/st…
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