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The US and Russia are teaming up to create a new cyber hotline. Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.
If passed, member nations would share information with each other about how they would use cyber technology during military conflicts.
Russia will spend $650 billion to equip its dilapidated military with 600 new warplanes, 100 ships and 1,000 helicopters by 2020, Defense Ministry officials were quoted as saying Thursday.
Sergei Tretyakov, one of the world's most famous spies of all time, is dead. WTOP recently featured Tretyakov in its series "Escaping from the Iron Curtain"
World famous spy Sergei Tretyakov, who defected 10 years ago, talks about his defection and his life since then in this special WTOP series.
Schizophrenic is how Defense Secretary Robert Gates describes Russia's relationship to Iran. In remarks before Congress he indicated Russian knows nukes in Iran would destabilized the region, but still Russia is pursuing a commercial relationship with Iran. Gates said he was told by his counterpart in Russia while he was head of the CIA in the 1990s, supporting Iran's nuclear reactor was all about the money.
Among concerns are the potential for theft by Russian insiders.
What's the difference between Russian intelligence and U.S. intelligence today? A source with knowledge of both CIA and Russia's SVR, formerly known as the KGB says the SVR has an unlimited supply of money to recruit spies. The source also says it depends on the quality and amount of information a spy can provide. Still the source says, the SVR tries to save money and says American turncoats Aldrich Aimes, and Robert Hanssen could have gotten ten times more than they got from the Russian intelligence.
ICE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Investigative Committee at the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation designed to speed the investigation and information-sharing process between the agencies. ICE is the first U.S. agency and second in the world to sign a MOU with the Russian organization. Adam Levine, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Attache at the US Embassy in Moscow, explains.