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Espionage Strategy: Russia’s Long View vs. America’s Short-Term Goals | The Cipher Brief

Espionage Strategy: Russia’s Long View vs. America’s Short-Term Goals | The Cipher Brief

We’ve had that in the past. I experienced a rift between the Agency and the Bush Administration and the Pentagon in terms of the insurrection starting in Iraq. We reported in the summer of 2003 that an insurgency was starting. It leaked in a similar manner to how this report on the Russian interference leaked.  The Administration got very, very upset that we were trying to undermine them, and there were others in the community who disagreed with our explanation that there was an insurgency starting in Iraq.  We were proven right.  So this has happened before.  It happens in just about every Administration…

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