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ISP Director adds context to Washington Times article

Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor Dec 08, 2017

Prof. Steve Slick, who served in the CIA for almost three decades and now leads the Intelligence Studies Project, was quoted in a Washington Times article on the controversy involving the recent election. 

Slick argues that Intelligence Community was very careful to not reveal sources and methods when they published the unclassified "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” back in January 2017. 

“From the moment the Russian security services initiated these ‘active measures,’ they would have monitored closely the U.S. government’s reaction to learn if their involvement had been detected — and how.”

Slick added that Russian authorities likely read the report with a focus on understanding “how U.S. intelligence collected the information on these activities and, perhaps more important, what analytic techniques the U.S. side used to attribute the actions not only to the Russian government, but directly to President Putin.”

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