Ralph Peters (seen in the above photo), a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and intelligence officer, offers his view of the U.S. intelligence community in his column at the New York Post.
Thursday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on cyber-warfare threats — particularly those from Russia — was a welcome moment for grown-ups. Frank, honest and bipartisan, the consensus from our legislators and our intelligence-community leadership was that we face multiple grave and growing dangers, but the most-immediate and only existential threat comes from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
And yes, the Russians did attack our elections with cyber-weapons and information warfare. All our intelligence agencies agree. Which is rare.
Republican or Democrat, the senators praised the patriotism and accomplishments of those who serve in our intelligence agencies. That was welcome, too, given the political fashion of the moment to denigrate our intelligence professionals while turning backflips to excuse Putin’s strategic subversion and condone the actions of an America-hating alleged rapist, Julian Assange.You can read the rest of the column via the below link: