Prepared Testimony by Defense Intelligence Agency Director, Vice Admiral Lowell Jacoby, Before the Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing: National Security Threats to the United States

February 16, 2005

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Chemical
  • Biological

Related Country: 

  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria

This is the third time I report to you that Defense Intelligence is engaged in a war on a global scale. Most of the forces and issues involved in this war were addressed in my testimony last year. Several increased in severity or changed in composition. Few, unfortunately, decreased. 

The traditional Defense Intelligence focus on military capabilities is insufficient to identify and gauge the breadth of these threats. We are working hard to access “all” information to better understand and counter these threats. Defense Intelligence is engaged with foreign and domestic counterparts to better integrate our capabilities. We remained focused on information sharing and creating the “smart networks” described in the 9/11 Commission report. I am anxious to work with the new Director of National Intelligence, my fellow intelligence agency heads and others to forge a more cohesive and comprehensive Intelligence Community.