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US intel chief thinking 'optimistically' for Ukraine forces

Dec. 04, 2022 17:59 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia’s war in Ukraine is running at a “reduced tempo” and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months. Avril Haines alluded to past allegations by some that Russian President...

Spy agencies pulled 2020 vote study after internal dissent

Oct. 27, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. spy agencies ramped up their work to catch foreign meddling in this year’s election, a team of CIA experts studied lessons learned from the contentious 2020 vote. Unexpectedly, their report sparked a controversy within parts of the intelligence community. ...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 18, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

Gen. Sergei Surovikin, commander of Russian forces in Ukraine, told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday that the situation in the southern Kherson region was “very difficult,” and that civilians from some areas should be evacuated ahead of an expected Ukrainian offensive. Surovikin...

EXPLAINER: The intel review of documents at Trump's estate

Sep. 11, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The discovery of hundreds of classified records at Donald Trump's home has thrust U.S. intelligence agencies into a familiar and uncomfortable role as the foil of a former president who demanded they support his agenda and at times accused officers of treason. ...