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How US Military Spy Plane Drove the USSR Crazy

How US Military Spy Plane Drove the USSR Crazy

In the early part of the Cold War, the United States had a serious problem- gathering intelligence on the Soviet Union was proving incredibly difficult to do. Several attempts to establish intelligence networks behind the iron curtain had been violently put down, and a number of American and British spies, along with local collaborators, had …

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time he’s shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. He successfully invaded two of Russia’s neighbors and strengthened ties with Syria and Iran. He’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order… and it appears to be working. [Vladimir Putin, 17 years …