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Vlad's Vengeance: Inside Putin's 'hybrid warfare' on the U.S.

This is an occasional series examining Russian President Vladimir Putin's motives and actions as tensions in U.S.-Russia relations heighten.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin didn't care about a victory by Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, according to a consensus. Moscow's goal was to sow doubt in the integrity of the Democratic process. (Associated Press/File)

Russia's meddling in U.S. election worries world

- The Washington Times

What the Russians did, according to a leading international political consultant, was create a blueprint for 21st-century subversion that is now being mimicked by spin doctors and elusive digital data firms to sow chaos in elections wherever they can.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, right, with CIA Director John Brennan, center, and FBI Director James Comey, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on cyberthreats. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Russia meddling report to Trump raises questions of motive

- The Washington Times

Fourteen days before President Trump took the oath of office, the Obama administration's intelligence chiefs made public a unanimous assessment claiming Russian operatives, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, had orchestrated an influence campaign to help Mr. Trump win the presidential contest.