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Title: Happy April Fool’s Day from the Russian Embassy
Author: RuNet Echo
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:11:57 +0300
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It's April Fool's Day—“Day of Laughter” in the Russian-speaking world—and the
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has seized the opportunity to indulge
in some geopolitical satire, delighting in the attention Russia has drawn for
interfering in the 2016 American presidential election.
A year later, it's clear Russia is really coming out on top, while
Washington DC dithers.
A Russian Threat on Two Fronts Meets an American Strategic Void
WASHINGTON — Just hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia
boasted last week about producing “invincible” new nuclear arms
designed to evade American missile defenses, President Trump’s nominee
to command the nation’s military cyberunits was being grilled at a
Senate confirmation hearing about another vexing Russian threat.
Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the nominee to run the National Security Agency
and United States Cyber Command, acknowledged that plans were in place
to strike back at Moscow for its election hacking. Those actions would
require Mr. Trump’s approval.
But General Nakasone said the Russians, as well as America’s other
adversaries in cyberspace, seem unimpressed.
“I would say right now they do not think much will happen to them,” he
said. “They don’t fear us.”
The Russian muscle-flexing and the American hand-wringing captured a
strategic vacuum that now envelops Washington as Mr. Putin pursues what
he views as a complementary new-generation nuclear arsenal, as well as