2016 U.S. Intelligence Community Worldwide Threat Assessment by U.S. Government,James R. Clapper,Director of National PDF

By U.S. Government,James R. Clapper,Director of National Intelligence (DNI),Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA),White House,President Barack Obama

Director of nationwide Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. awarded the 2016 annual U.S. intelligence group around the globe hazard evaluation in Congressional testimony on February nine, 2016. within the released document, Clapper offers an intensive overview of the prestige of attainable threats from a large choice of countries and terror teams. as well as the 2016 overview, this compilation comprises the 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 checks for comparability and ancient reference, plus very important extra fabric, together with the 2016 safety Intelligence business enterprise around the globe risk overview, the Obama White condo nationwide safeguard procedure issued in early February 2015, feedback via nationwide defense consultant Susan Rice at the NSS, and dozens of statements on nationwide safety and the intelligence neighborhood from professional witnesses and officials.

Obviously, the Islamic kingdom (ISIS, or ISIL) is an important concentration of those tests, besides cyber threats from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. different issues lined: worldwide THREATS * Cyber and expertise Terrorism * guns of Mass Destruction and Proliferation * area and Counterspace * Counterintelligence * Transnational equipped Crime * Economics and ordinary assets * Human protection * nearby THREATS * East Asia * China * Southeast Asia * North Korea * Russia and Eurasia * Russia * Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova * The Caucasus and principal Asia * Europe * Key companions * The Balkans * Turkey * center East and North Africa * Iraq * Syria * Libya * Yemen * Iran * Lebanon * Egypt * Tunisia * South Asia * Afghanistan * Bangladesh * Pakistan and India * Sub-Saharan Africa * valuable Africa * Somalia * South Sudan * Sudan * Nigeria * Latin the United States and Caribbean * vital the US * Cuba * Venezuela * Brazil.

The usa and its allies are dealing with a tough probability setting in 2016. Sunni violent extremism has been on an upward trajectory because the past due Nineteen Seventies and has extra teams, individuals, and secure havens than at the other element in heritage. whilst, Shia violent extremists will most likely deepen sectarian tensions in accordance with actual and perceived threats from Sunni violent extremists and to enhance Iranian influence.

The Islamic country of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has turn into the preeminent terrorist chance due to its self-described caliphate in Syria and Iraq, its branches and rising branches in different international locations, and its expanding skill to direct and encourage assaults opposed to a variety of pursuits around the globe. ISIL's narrative helps jihadist recruiting, draws others to shuttle to Iraq and Syria, attracts participants and teams to claim allegiance to ISIL, and justifies assaults around the globe. The ISIL-directed November 2015 assaults in Paris and ISIL-Sinai's declare of accountability for the overdue October downing of a Russian airliner within the Sinai underscore those dynamics.

Al-Qa'ida's associates have confirmed resilient and are situated to make earnings in 2016, regardless of counterterrorism strain that has mostly degraded the network's management in Afghanistan and Pakistan. they're going to proceed to pose a probability to neighborhood, neighborhood, or even potentially worldwide pursuits as proven by way of the January 2015 assault on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo through members associated with al-Qa'ida within the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). different Sunni terrorist teams hold the facility to draw recruits and resources.

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