Ep 8: Crossfire

Ep 8: Crossfire

Ep 8: Crossfire

Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine - November 4, 2020 - 47:11

In 2014, Russia began carrying out a new kind of Internet-based political warfare. It was an attack so brazen and so novel that American intelligence did not understand it until it was too late. Host Tim Weiner is joined by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt, former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, and CNN analyst Asha Rangappa. In partnership with Cadence13, Jigsaw Productions and a production of Prologue Projects.

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Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner and created by the Peabody-nominated studio C13Originals, Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine examines the ongoing war in Ukraine -- the worst war in Europe since WWII -- in interviews with decorated, high-ranking CIA veterans who have led the American intelligence war with Russia for decades. These experts explain how Putin laid the groundwork for attacking Ukraine using deception and disinformation, how Russian disinformation has been amplified by American media figures and politicians, and how American political warfare can undermine Putin and the Kremlin.