“Should we think of Russia as an adversary?” John Dickerson, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” asked CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday.
“I think, in certain areas, they are adversaries, yes. But I think, also, in areas, we need to find ways to cooperate with them, because they do also have a vested interest in trying to bring stability and trying to dismantle these terrorist organizations.”
Brennan described Russian President Vladimir Putin as “very aggressive, very assertive,” whose KGB intelligence background “gives him a certain perspective.”
“And so he’s somebody that we need to, I think, be very wary of in terms of his ability to manipulate environments for Russia’s advantage.”