Leaked Documents Reveal Depth of U.S. Spy Efforts and Russia’s Military Struggles

April 09, 2023

The documents paint a portrait of a depleted Russian military that is struggling in its war in Ukraine and of a military apparatus that is deeply compromised. Such intelligence has allowed the United States to pass on to Ukraine crucial information on how to defend itself. After reviewing the documents, a senior Western intelligence official said the release of the material was painful and suggested that it could curb intelligence sharing. The newly reveal intelligence documents also make plain that the U.S. is not just spying on Russia, but also its allies. The documents show that nearly every Russian security service appears penetrated by the United States in some way.