Intelligence official calls reports ‘highly inaccurate’
Author: By John Crawley CNN
Published On: Mar 05 2014 09:38:19 PM EST Updated On: Mar 05 2014 10:25:05 PM EST
REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky WASHINGTON (CNN) –
The nation’s top intelligence office denies suggestions the United States was caught off guard by Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, calling reports to that effect “highly inaccurate.”
Shawn Turner, a spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, said in a statement Wednesday that the intelligence community has “frequently warned of worrisome trends with respect to Russia’s foreign policy” since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in 2012.