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What the Russian Spy Case Reveals

Authors: Eric M. O'Neill, Burton Gerber, John J. Devine, Mark Stout, and Peter Brookes

The arrest of ten alleged Russian agents in U.S. suburbs raises questions about the nature of spying in the twenty-first century. Former U.S. spies discuss the enduring need for intelligence collected by humans and the motives for this latest round of espionage.

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Must Read

Center for a New American Security: Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan

Authors: Major General Michael T. Flynn, Matt Pottinger, and Paul Batchelor

This Center for a New American Security paper, discusses the signficance of the U.S. intelligence community to the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and recommends a reorientation of focus from the "enemy" to the Afghan people.

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Interview

Threading the Needle on Interrogation Reform

Daniel B. Prieto interviewed by Greg Bruno

President  Obama's decision to release information on CIA interrogation techniques has sparked furious debate over U.S. handling of terror suspects. CFR's Daniel Prieto says the new details indicate the "contorted" logic used by the Bush administration to justify harsh questioning.

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