Coats, however, described the threat as potentially "existential".
Coats's 26-page statement offered an overview of myriad challenges facing the US, from high-profile concerns such as the actions of Russia, China and North Korea, to more amorphous threats like those posed by slowing global economic growth, the rise of artificial intelligence and the possibility of USA adversaries exploiting genome-editing.
The heads of six US intelligence agencies reviewed a slew of national security challenges facing the United States, warning about deteriorating security in Afghanistan, China's rising challenge, and Russian and other countries' use of cyberspace to target the USA and its allies. President Donald Trump has promised to cut excess spending as he tries to clean up the budget and decrease the deficit.
Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the Defense Intelligence Agency's director, said North Korea was at the same time developing a nuclear device and processing fissile material, aiming to miniaturize a device for a warhead to mount on such missiles.
The remarks from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats come as the Trump administration conducts a comprehensive review of its Iran policy.
"It's clear that we have assessed this as a very significant, potentially existential threat to the United States that has to be addressed", said Coats at a U.S. Senate hearing on world threats.
For the Trump Administration, facing a question whether to increase the United States troop levels in Afghanistan, this can't be good news.
The director of national intelligence said Russian Federation and other countries, including China, North Korea and Iran, were using cyberspace to target United States and its allies, and will do so in future.
"Iran provides arms, financing, and training, and manages as many as 10,000 Iraqi, Afghan, and Pakistani Shia fighters in Syria to support the Assad regime", Coats said.
On Afghanistan, Coats said the situation "will very likely continue to deteriorate, even if worldwide support is sustained". The performance of Afghan national security forces will worsen because of weak military leadership, desertions and combat casualties, he predicted.
"Kabul's political dysfunction and ineffectiveness will nearly certainly be the greatest vulnerability to stability in 2017", he wrote. -Chinese agreement addressing cybertheft.
Coats testimony was part of a list that included the interim Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Andrew McCabe, who spoke in lieu of his fired former boss, James Comey. The report said that Iran is continuing to develop ballistic missiles, which are "inherently capable of delivering [weapons of mass destruction]".
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Hernandez has impressed on loan at Alaves from Atletico Madrid and now looks set to move across the capital. Hernandez's agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon, says that the final decision will lie in the player's own hands.
Make sure to check back with us here at AITH this Monday when we will be sharing the new trailer as soon as it hits. Directed by Denis Villeneuve of Arrival fame, the sequel picks up after 30 years of the events in the first movie.
It wasn't an easy task for Dusty "The Wildman" Crum, an orchid grower by day and a champion python hunter in his spare time. Crum and his crew also captured 78 eggs, so they definitely helped cut down on the growing snake population.
Cameron Sterling, left, son of Alton Sterling, hugs family members after they spoke to reporters following a meeting with the U.S. Sterling's death was one of a number of killings of black men by white officers that helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement.
Despite being hooked by Oshie, Cullen slid the puck through the five hole for a short-handed goal and a 1-0 Pittsburgh lead. The Capitals made one lineup change, inserting RW Paul Carey on the fourth line and scratching RW Brett Connolly.
Miley sings about a happy relationship in the love song, as well as their ideal setting in sunny Malibu , California. It has been quite some time since we have heard a hit from Miley Cyrus , but the wait is over.
Edmonton's blue line ran with reinforcements as Eric Gryba and Griffin Reinhart replaced Andrej Sekura and Oscar Klefbom. NOTES: Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg had two assists, extending his playoffs streak of games with a point to five.
Others shamed the company for attempting to capitalise on a hunger strike aimed at garnering dignity for Palestinian prisoners. The image was later removed from the Facebook page, though it was still found on the page of at least one local branch.
In 2014, comedian John Oliver in his HBO show owned by Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) helped galvanize support for net neutrality . The FCC is a slow-moving agency, so Pai's announcement merely kicks off a months-long procedure to undo the rules.
According to Ma'an documentation, the Palestinian was the 22nd to have been killed by Israelis since the beginning of the year. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement that Israel expected Jordan to condemn the attack.
In Class 12 Science exam, out of a total of 1, 41,370 registered candidates, only 1, and 38,252 appeared for the same. Most of the schools are affiliated to GUJARAT and the Class 12th examinations are conducted by the Board every year.
The SMS and E-Mail gateways will be activated at the time of results release. - Submit your name, roll number and date of birth. Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah has kept a close watch over the MPBSE Result 2017 declaration.
As Ars Technica points out, Opera's ad-blocking tool automatically whitelists four sites: Facebook , Google, Baidu, and Yandex. The messenger shortcuts will sit on browser's sidebar and you can also pin the messenger tab for even easier multitasking.
He said: "The residential camps of security forces should be well-equipped with power and water facility and better connectivity". Among the absentees are West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Telangana's KC Rao and Andhra Pradesh's N Chandrababu Naidu.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 30,248.17 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 30,309.71 points. The BSE Sensex rose more than 1 percent on Thursday to its highest close in a month as stocks of blue chip companies such as.
He said that since he and Jones have both played in the AL East for years, it is likely that they have had different experiences. He replaced right-hander Kyle Kendrick , who was sent back to the minors after a second short, unproductive start Wednesday.
As a result, the Bears' four-year April averaged moved up to 970, which is 31 points higher than it was just three years ago. Four Mountaineers teams - men's basketball, women's basketball, women's soccer and rifle - recorded ideal 1,000 scores.
But mental health issues tend to be less visible, so they are generally lower in the order of political priorities. It's important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone's overall health.
While insurers could not deny insurance because of such conditions, they would be allowed to decide how much to charge. Though Ryan defended the House plan, he acknowledged that the Senate version is likely to differ significantly.
Supplementing the Petition is a "Statement of Oversight Board In Connection with PROMESA Title III Petition" (the "Statement"). Puerto Rico estimates it has about $800 million a year available for debt servicing, far below the $3.2 billion now required.
Through the first four games of the series, Fleury had stopped 93.7 per cent of shots, which is bordering on otherworldly. Just two years ago, Kuznetsov's deployment was mostly sheltered to the offensive zone because Trotz didn't trust him yet.