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‘Russian Setbacks In Ukraine, Putin Unlikely to Be Deterred, Xi Unsettled’: U.S. Intelligence Chiefs

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Jack Detsch, National Security and Pentagon Reporter at ‘Foreign Policy’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

The Gist discusses top U.S. intelligence officials including CIA director William Burns and the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines briefing the House Intelligence Committee where they said “President Vladimir Putin had been surprised and unsettled by the problems that have hampered his military in Ukraine, but he is determined to succeed in Ukraine, and will try to double down and use ever more brutal tactics, Xi Jinping and Chinese officials being “unsettled”, U.S President Biden banning Russian oil import as gas prices hit record high in America, the Polish government announcing it is ready to transfer its 28 MiG-29 fighter planes to the U.S., with the understanding that they would be handed over to Ukrainian pilots fighting off the Russian invasion, the request that the U.S. supply Poland with used jets with “corresponding capabilities”, India’s foreign policy and United Nations statements and voting abstentions, the India-U.S. and India-Russia strategic partnerships, CAATSA sanctions and the S-400.

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