Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven said Tuesday that Russia was the greatest external security threat to the US. McRaven, a former Navy SEAL and special-operations commander, said Putin has outplayed the US. He praised Biden for efforts early in his presidency to press Putin on US national interests. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. During a recent discussion of the challenges the new Biden administration faces, retired Adm. William McRaven said Russian President Vladimir Putin has outplayed the US and that Russia is the greatest external security threat. "I am often asked where do I think the greatest external security threat is, and I always point to Russia," McRaven, a former Navy SEAL and special-operations commander, said at a Chatham House event on Tuesday. "A lot of people think about China, but Russia jumps to mind first." While he acknowledged that

With all of the intelligence policy debates of the last few years, people sometimes forget the CIA has a kinetic, operational role in dangerous places throughout the world. For what it looks like, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to a retired, 26-year veteran of those foreign assignments, Marc Polymeropoulos. Interview transcript: Insight by Kodak Alaris: Executives from the state of Maryland, state of Ohio and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators explore how motor vehicle bureaus are meeting the REAL ID challenge in this free webinar. Tom Temin: Mr. Polymeropoulos, good to have you on. Marc Polymeropoulos: Thanks so much. It’s great to be here. Tom Temin: Just briefly review your career. You were kind of in and out of headquarters, but you also carried guns and didn’t dangerous stuff far away. Marc Polymeropoulos: First and foremost, I had a 26 year career that

Радио Свобода поговорило с жителем Санкт-Петербурга, попавшим на фото колонны молодых людей, которых полиция на акции протеста 31 января конвоировала в автозак как военнопленных – с поднятыми вверх и заведенными за голову руками. Фотографию, которая почти сразу стала вирусной в соцсетях и породила сравнения Росгвардии с "оккупационными войсками", сделал фотограф агентства Associated Press Дмитрий Ловецкий. Снимок получился настолько выразительным, что пользователи соцсетей даже начали сомневаться в его подлинности. В ответ на это Ловецкий выложил у себя в фейсбуке полные метаданные фотографии, другие кадры из этой же съемки и уточнил, что фото с "маршем пленных" было сделано на Сенатской площади, в одном из проездов рядом со зданием Адмиралтейства.

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