Tag: Cold War

A dock at a recreational compound owned by the Russian government near Centreville, Md., on Thursday. Credit Jim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Two Russian Compounds, Caught Up in History’s Echoes

WASHINGTON — A pair of luxurious waterfront compounds outside New York and Washington have for decades been a retreat for Russian diplomats, places to frolic in the water, play tennis and take lengthy steam baths. On Thursday, Obama administration officials described the compounds differently: as beachside spy nests sometimes used […]

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Trump says he wants to ‘greatly strengthen and expand’ U.S. nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, raising the specter of a new arms race that would reverse decades of efforts to reduce the number and size of the two […]