Intel Report: Iran Refining Nuke Delivery System in Flagrant Violation of Ban

US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats

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".

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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Sunni extremists remain the primary terrorist threat to the USA, with home-grown actors posing the biggest concern.

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