Prepared Testimony by the Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, Before the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing: Worldwide Threats to U.S. National Security

February 28, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Military

Related Country: 

  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
Today, I will discuss: · Global jihadists, their fanatical ideology, and the civilized world’s efforts to disrupt, dismantle and destroy their networks; · The struggle of the Iraqi and Afghan people to assert their sovereignty over insurgency, terror, and extremism; WMD-related proliferation and two states of particular concern, Iran and North Korea; · Issues of political instability and governance in all regions of the world that affect our ability to protect and advance our interests; and · Globalization, emerging powers, and such transnational challenges as the geopolitics of energy, narcotrafficking, and possible pandemics.