Despite many stumbles and setbacks, the Russian military has gained near total control of the Donbas region, giving the Kremlin huge leverage in any future talks.
U.S. intelligence agencies thought the Afghan military would last longer and predicted Kyiv would fall faster, showing the difficulty of assessing fighting spirit.
Top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress that the Russian leader had underestimated Ukrainian resolve and Western cohesion but was “doubling down” to achieve his goals.
The new timeline is not a radical shift from previous assessments, but reflects the reality that the Taliban has a limited ability to control the borders of Afghanistan.
Officials said that China’s push for global power posed a threat to the United States, and they dwelled on climate change, domestic extremism and more.
The disclosure comes amid growing legislative scrutiny of how the government uses commercially available location records.
For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.
The Defense Department’s top intelligence official said that he had not been ordered to conduct surveillance on citizens, and that he supported their right to demonstrate peacefully.
A distrust of prosecutorial power should not be abandoned.
For most of his life, Michael Flynn has swung from being “a good soldier” to committing radical disruptions.
Some analysts are worried that the pressure from senior officials could distort assessments about the coronavirus and be used as a weapon in an escalating battle with China.
The move is part of an effort by the acting director of national intelligence to prod countries that outlaw homosexuality to instead decriminalize it.