Prepared Testimony by Lieutenant General Michael Maples 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
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Venezuela

 The United States faces a variety of complex transnational threats and potential threats from states of concern. My testimony will outline the current threat from Global Terrorism and the state of the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will highlight the challenges of proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Finally, I will discuss developments in states of concern and other transnational issues that present both challenges and opportunities to enhance our national security.