Prior to Russian elections, Putin says country has thwarted hundreds of foreign spies

Ahead of Russia’s March 18 presidential election which he is expected to win comfortably, Vladimir Putin bragged that his domestic intelligence service, the FSB, had thwarted more than 400 spies last year alone while calling the agency to block further attempts to obtain economic, military and political information. Putin made his comments in a speech [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.