Burns highlighted “the immediate threat of renewed Russian aggression against Ukraine” and “the long-term problem posed by the ambitious Chinese leadership.” Above, Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in 2014
* CIA Director William Burns described China, led by President Xi Jinping, as “the silent partner in Putin’s aggression.”
* Burns said China posed the “biggest challenge” to the United States and “the most profound test the CIA has ever faced.”
* Burns denounced the “horrific” crimes committed by Russian forces in Bucha and throughout Ukraine
He warned that the later stages of the war, which will soon enter its eighth week, will include continued bloodshed
* He also revealed how the agency changed tactics with a new policy of publicly revealing declassified intelligence about Russia’s plans.
The CIA director has said that China is a “silent partner” when it comes to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “aggression” in Ukraine.
William Burns spoke candidly on Thursday and cautioned that China presents the “biggest challenge” and “most profound test” the agency has ever had to deal with, as he celebrated his first year at the helm of the agency with a speech at Georgia Institute of Technology on Thursday.
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WNU . Editor: The director of the CIA is right in China.