How the U.S. Could Shield Sergei Skripal From the Kremlin's Revenge

Fred Burton
Chief Security Officer, Stratfor
Apr 21, 2018 | 13:24 GMT
If Sergei Skripal and his daughter were to relocate to the United States, options for protecting them would include the Federal Witness Protection Program.

The U.S. Marshals Service, the CIA and the FBI are all capable of shielding former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter from any Kremlin plot.


Several media outlets recently reported that former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, whom the United Kingdom accuses Russia of poisoning, had been offered protection by the United States. Considering the special relationship between the U.S. and British security services, which dates back to World War II, the offer is hardly surprising. And from a safety and security perspective, hiding the Skripals in the United States makes more operational sense than their remaining in the United Kingdom....

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