Annual Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

February 7, 2008

Weapon Program: 

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Missile
  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
Many of the analytic judgments I present here have benefited from the increasing integration of collection and analysis. Our systematic effort to synchronize requirements across the national intelligence, defense, Homeland security and federal law enforcement communities ensures collection assets will be better utilized and the collection community will be able to mount efforts to fill the gaps and needs of analysts. This more integrated Community approach to analysis and collection requirements is part of my plan to transition the IC from a federation of independent intelligence organization to a more integrated enterprise; the beginning results of this new approach are reflected in the more nuanced and deeper analysis of the challenges and threats facing the US.