Director of National Intelligence James Clapper expressed “huge concern” Wednesday that Islamic State militants will possibly infiltrate crowds of Syrian refugees fleeing to the West and thereby enter Europe or even the United States.
Leading U.S. officials are expressing concern about newly disclosed efforts by the Obama administration to intentionally downplay the terrorism threat posed by Iran in an official report issued this year.
A senior administration official acknowledged to Senate Republicans that its 2015 intelligence threat assessment failed to provide the full scope of Iran’s state sponsored terrorism.
Terrorist attacks and resulting deaths increased sharply last year, according to statistics made public Thursday by the director of national intelligence.
My must read of the day is “Intel Officials Take Issue With Obama on ‘Underestimate’ of ISIS Threat,” in NBC News.
Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake said in an article published Sunday that Obama is falsely claiming his intelligence analysts underestimated the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).