‘Looking back over my now more than half a century in intelligence, I’ve not experienced a time when
we’ve been beset by more crises and threats around the globe.” – DNI James Clapper
Key points of this report include:
The dangers of the Syrian Civil War and ISIS in the Middle East
The draw down of NATO forces in Afghanistan
The militarization of the cyber sphere
The proliferation of WMDs
The tension over the NSA’s SIGINT programs and the Snowden Affair
Altogether, “I could go on with this litany, but suffice to say, we live in a complex, dangerous world. ”
See the full report at:
DNI. “Statement for the Record: Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community.” Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. January 29, 2014.
See Clapper’s remarks to to the Senate Armed Services Committee at:
DNI. “Remarks.” Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. February 11, 2014.