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Class 6. What We Are Up Against

Former CIA officer John Sipher explains the "Chekist mindset" that shaped the KGB and infuses Vladimir Putin's approach to the West today.

Despite my Zoom link snafus and some initial minor technical difficulties, we had a great discussion with Russian intelligence expert John Sipher yesterday. John expanded on the active measures playbook we explored in Class 5 and how they have been adapted into the present day.

I had hoped that we would have time for some of John’s CIA war stories from h…

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