A top United States intelligence official has expressed caution, saying that Russian Federation views USA mid-term elections slated for November as a potential target for its influence operations, including cyber attacks.
Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons, Coats told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats organised by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
The report predicted Russian intelligence agencies will disseminate more false information over Russian state-controlled media and through fake online personas to spread anti-American views and exacerbate social and political divides in the United States.
- Top U.S. national security officials said on Tuesday they had "no doubt" Russian Federation will try to interfere in the 2018 mid-term elections, adding Moscow believes it succeeded in its effort to undermine U.S. democracy by meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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From left to right, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Feb. 13, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
"This is going to go on", Risch said.
US intelligence agencies concluded a year ago that Moscow sought to influence the 2016 presidential campaign in favor of then-Republican candidate Donald Trump.
"Frankly, the United States is under attack", Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual hearing on worldwide threats.
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The assessment stands in contrast to President Donald Trump, who has mocked the very notion of Russian interference in the 2016 election and lashed out at those who have suggested otherwise. "In particular, I'm anxious about the close relationship between the Chinese government and Chinese technology firms, particularly in the area of commercialisation of our surveillance technology and efforts to shape telecommunication equipment markets", he said.
"He hasn't even tweeted a single concern", Warner said.
Coats also said the intelligence agencies "pass onto the policymakers, including the president", relevant intelligence.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is conducting one of the three main congressional investigations into the Russian Federation issue.
At the end of the hearing, Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the panel hoped to release publicly the findings of its Russian Federation investigation "before the primaries begin" in March.
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Terrorism. The threat of terrorist attacks "is pronounced", Coats said, including from the Islamic State, al-Qaida, Hezbollah and Iran-sponsored activities. He said al-Qaida "will remain a major actor in global terrorism" and will remain "intent on attacking the United States and USA interests overseas".