The US CIA building. Photo from the official site
In the United States, a new counterintelligence strategy for 2020–2022 has been adopted, which poses five key tasks for the American counterintelligence at once. The document calls Russia and China the first and main threat to the United States. The strategy was published last week by the National Center for Counterintelligence and Security on Wednesday.
According to the document, Russia and China are aimed at confronting the United States, opposing Washington around the world and therefore are the most important threats to the United States.
The number of players targeting the United States is growing. Russia and China operate around the world, use all the instruments of national power against the United States and have a wide range of modern intelligence capabilities.
- said the US counterintelligence.
Other traditional threats to national security have traditionally included Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, as well as the Hezbollah movement, the Islamic State and Al Qaeda banned in Russia. In addition, the strategy refers to transnational criminal communities and other organized crime groups.
Meanwhile, in the new draft budget for next year, the White House has planned to counter Russia $ 700 million and another 24 million to combat "Russian propaganda and misinformation." This is stated in a document published on the White House website.
The budget provides $ 0,7 billion to help Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia strengthen common security; protecting the territorial integrity of US allies. (...) The budget also provides for appropriations of $ 24 million for the Global Engagement Center, created to counter Russian propaganda and misinformation
- the document says.