The Obama administration is “very nervous” about Russia’s recent ability to hide communications from U.S. eavesdropping equipment while commandeering Crimea and amassing troops near Ukraine’s border, a U.S. official told The Wall Street Journal.
“This is uncharted territory,” the official added.
The Journal reports that U.S. officials don’t know how Russia hid its plans from the National Security Agency, which spies on digital and electronic communications.
Russian leaders either “deliberately avoided communicating about the invasion or simply found a way to do so without detection by the U.S.,” the Journal writes.
It’s also unclear if the Kremlin’s new camouflage is part of a larger trend that could affect America’s ability to deter Russia.
Full article: The White House Is ‘Very Nervous’ About Russia’s New Ability To Evade NSA Spying (Business Insider)