2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper provided the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community to Congress. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee with DIA Director Vincent Stewart, and then later in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, NSA Director Michael Rogers, and DIA Director Vincent Stewart, Clapper outlined the top global threats the United States faces today. As Foreign Policy described the event: “U.S. spy chiefs think the world is pretty much going to hell.” At least we were warned. In his testimony, DNI Clapper referenced “unpredictable instability” as the new normal throughout the world, and noted that it will likely be the norm for the foreseeable future. Clapper deemed cyber threats as the top…


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