The CIA is using the “once-in-a-generation opportunity” of the war in Ukraine to recruit spies, the American intelligence chief claimed…CONTINUE READING
William Burns, the director of the CIA, said that disaffection with the war is continuing to “gnaw away” at the Russian leadership.
Speaking in a lecture to the Ditchley Foundation in Oxfordshire, he said: “That disaffection creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us at the CIA – at our core a human intelligence service. We’re not letting it go to waste.”
He also said that the attempted mutiny by mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin highlighted the “corrosive” effect of Russia’s invasion and compared it to the chaos which preceded the 1917 revolution.
Mr Burns was appointed director of the CIA in 2021 and served as the US ambassador to Russia between 2005 and 2008….CONTINUE READING