Exclusive: Congress probing U.S. spy agencies' possible lapses on Russia

Syrian-Americans protest Russian intervention in Syria outside a Russian consular office in Santa MonicaBy Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters.     A week after Russia plunged directly into Syria’s civil war by launching a campaign of air strikes, the intelligence committees of the U.S. …

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