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U.S. Intel Community: Afghan Security Will only ‘Deteriorate Modestly This Year’

WASHINGTON, DC — The security situation in Afghanistan will only “deteriorate modestly this year” in the face of terrorism at the hands of Taliban narco-jihadists, among other factors driving instability in the war-ravaged country, predicted the U.S. intelligence community in its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies stand guard over rail passengers at the Universal City Red Line Metro train station on December 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. An increase in security is in response to Federal and Los Angeles officials who say they were …

DHS: ‘We Face One of the Most Serious Terror Threat Environments Since 9/11’

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security renewed its standing warning against homegrown terrorism, adding details about new threats that were not covered in the previous iteration and warning that America faces “one of the most serious terror threat environments since the 9/11 attacks.”

Face-covered militants who they say are Talibans pose with an RPG in Zabul province, southern of Kabul, Afghanistan Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. A Taliban commander said in a sit-down interview that insurgent fighters will battle "Christian" troops until they leave Afghanistan and a fundamentalist government is established in Kabul, warning …

No Optimism on Afghanistan from DNI: Taliban ‘Likely to Make Gains in 2017’

WASHINGTON, DC —Afghanistan will “continue to deteriorate” this year despite U.S-led international support, primarily because of capability lapses among the American-trained Afghan forces and the expected “gains” by a resurgent Taliban that grew stronger under former President Barack Obama, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Daniel Coats warns lawmakers in the most recent Worldwide Threat Assessment.