(ReliableNews.org) – The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) advises the president, the National Security Council and others about intelligence matters related to national security. DNI Avril Haines recently warned the nation about key threats while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee about her department’s Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
The April 13 report discussed current and future concerns regarding Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. It also discussed broader concerns moving forward.
— Office of the DNI (@ODNIgov) April 13, 2021
According to the report, Russia is expected to continue its efforts to “undermine” the United State’s influence and to erode Western alliances.” The DNI predicted China would continue its pursuit of a dominant global role and present a “formidable challenge to America’s international standing.”
North Korea “will seek” to create conflict between the US and its global allies and will likely continue testing intercontinental missiles and expanding its nuclear program. Iran is expected to attempt to “deflect international pressure” and continue to threaten Israel.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact governments and societies, around the world.
DNI Haines stressed the need for “greater vigilance” by all in light of current global political and health concerns.
If the Biden administration will step up and face all these challenges and put “America First”, our citizens can start to feel safe and secure in their futures and the futures of their children. The question remains, can they and will they step up.
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