An American military unit used offensive weapons against a target inside Russia. And nobody is noticing.
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The most important report being written in Washington today is a Pentagon study on the U.S. military presence in Poland.
For almost a decade, I have studied how the United States and Russia execute election interference by colluding with a candidate or party. My research has led me to two conclusions.
Trump’s announcement is hardly the first time Russia has been accused of significant breaches of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty—but a U.S. withdrawal would have debatable strategic value.
Iran Attacked by Separatists, Nuclear Deal Takes Center Stage at United Nations, Israel and Russia Spar over Downed Plane
Iranian leaders respond to a shooting at a military parade, diplomats defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at the UN General Assembly, and Russia is angry with Israel after Syria shot down a Russian plane amid Israeli airstrikes in Syria.
Russia’s information operations not only threaten elections, they erode Americans’ faith in a key democratic institution: the justice system. The United States isn’t doing enough to counter the threat.
Longtime Washington political operative W. Samuel Patten was charged on Friday for failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal under 22 U.S.C. §§612 and 618(a)(1). The Justice Department alleges that between 2014 and 2018, Patten acted on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group. The case was reportedly referred to the Justice Department National Security Division by the special counsel's office.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering reasserting its role in foreign policy.
As Congress signals interest in harsh elections interference sanctions before the midterms, one particular bill warrants deeper analysis: the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018.
Some media outlets—and Butina’s defense attorney—say the Russian national is accused of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act. They’re wrong.