Such "influence operations" will continue in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, he said.
Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to flawless an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate worldwide prohibitions, according to the director of national intelligence, who informed Congress this week that the Islamic Republic "would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons".
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. Coats declined to provide such details in an open hearing.
The threat assessment also said "a small number of foreign-based Sunni violent extremist groups will also pose a threat to the USA homeland".
Koeman warns Barkley over Everton
If Barkley does decide to move from Goodison Park this summer, he reportedly has plenty of options as to his destination. Over the course of the season, Lukaku has played 35 Premier League matches, scoring 24 goals during that period of time.
Testifying beside Coats, the head of the military's Defense Intelligence Agency, Vincent Stewart, said the state of the 15-year conflict will deteriorate from a stalemate in favor of the belligerents if left unchecked.
"Homegrown extremists remain the most frequent and unpredictable terrorist threat to the United States homeland", Coats, who oversees the nation's intelligence community, told the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Coats' report also says that Russian actors have conducted attacks on critical infrastructure networks, even going so far as to pretend to be third parties hiding behind false online personas.
For the Trump Administration, facing a question whether to increase the USA troop levels in Afghanistan, this can't be good news.
"Afghanistan will struggle to curb its dependence on external support until it contains the insurgency or reaches a peace agreement with the Taliban", Coats told lawmakers in presenting an annual assessment of threats to USA national security.
Coats told the committee that he seems Iran holding to the nuclear deal agreed to last year, and that the deal, which extended Iran's breakout time for a nuclear weapon from a few months to a year, has enhanced transparency of Iran's nuclear activities. The performance of Afghan national security forces will worsen due to weak military leadership, desertions and combat casualties, he predicted.
The nuclear program of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) posed a "potentially existential threat" to the United States, U.S. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said on Thursday.
"Kabul's political dysfunction and ineffectiveness will nearly certainly be the greatest vulnerability to stability in 2017", he wrote in a 26-page statement summarizing the yearly joint report to Congress by the nation's intelligence agencies delivered ahead of his committee appearance. "We do not know whether Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons". But much of the attention turned to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, making his first public appearance in that role since Trump fired James Comey on Tuesday.
Compared to April 2016, the clothing and accessories segment was up of 1.7 percent, and general merchandise was up 0.8 percent. Shares in JC Penney sank 10% after it became the latest department store chain to report disappointing results.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Indians are the clear favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -175 to win. They make a run every night. "But what I remember the most is being in the playoffs and our final playoff run".
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Since this will be just a few days before Backlash , perhaps we could see the former United States Champion on the upcoming show. Some momentum, which was provided by Viktor when he fell victim to a Last Dance from Fandango that put him down for the count.
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Seacrest will also continue to lead his shows for iHeartMedia, and the role will reportedly not affect his other TV roles. Seacrest will now record his Top 40 radio show inside the building where Live with Kelly and Ryan films.
Police spent more than a year looking for the suspect, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said at a press conference Monday. She was seven months pregnant with the couple's child when Mr Verdugo-Sanchez was fatally shot in front of a home.
The match finished with a DQ as Joe continued to attack Rollins even after the referee's warning for the disqualification. Then, in a promo, Miz showed that he will beat Ambrose in the title match next week and will end the show with it.
Blast hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy, 10 dead
Haideri is a central leader of JUI-F, which is part of Pakistan's ruling collation headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party. District health official Sher Ahmed Satakzai said the death toll had risen to 25 and 10 were in critical condition in hospital.
Tesla's Solar Roof Is Finally Ready For You to Buy
Taking all that into account reduces the cost of a new roof to close to that of a conventional roof, assuming it lasts 30 years. It also launched an online calculator so homeowners can understand the costs associated with a Solar Roof .
Driver in DUI hit-and-run crash has been deported 15 times
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency would seek deportation for Banda-Acosta after any prison sentence is served. He was arrested in 2009 and twice in 2011 for driving with a suspended license and was charged with a DUI in 2009.
Barcelona keeps pressure on Real
Casemiro said that players need to relax before a big game. 'I want to win the League and Champions League like everyone else. Tony Adams' side, meanwhile, have nothing but pride to play for, after they were condemned to the Segunda last week.
Harvey suspended by Mets
Harvey was suspended for three days without pay, with the suspension in effect on Sunday. Left-hander Adam Wilk was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in Harvey's place.
Players "scared" to criticize Sharapova - Bouchard
Against Mladenovic in Stuttgart, Sharapova had three break points to earn a shot at closing the match in straight sets. Sharapova was adamant the hype surrounding the match-up didn't distract her and expected Bouchard to come out firing.
Hamas elects Ismail Haniyeh to lead political office
Haniyeh used to be active within the "Islamic bloc, the student arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, where from Hamas has emerged". In the past, the two helped pay for fuel for Gaza's power plant, but haven't taken action since fuel ran out last month.