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5 Global Perils Highlighted in U.S. Worldwide Threat Assessment

The American intelligence community unveiled its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment this week, highlighting the menace to U.S. national security posed by Islamic terrorism, drug overdoses fueled by Mexican and Chinese transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), and various other perils.

Director of National Intelligence Agency Dan Coats testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 23, 2017

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.

The Associated Press

Memo Fallout: Nine Questions About James Comey’s Role in Fueling Russia Collusion Conspiracy

TEL AVIV — The four-page House Intelligence Committee memo alleging abuse of surveillance authority raises immediate questions about the specific role of former FBI Director James Comey in utilizing the infamous, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier in fueling an investigation into unsubstantiated claims of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

BI Director James B. Comey gestures as he delivers an address on cyber security at the first Boston Conference of Cyber Security at Boston College Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Chairman: Senate Intel Panel Taking NSA Snooping Claim on Lawmakers ‘Seriously’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Richard Burr from North Carolina, Republican chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told Breitbart News that his panel will investigate whether President Obama’s National Security Agency (NSA) broke the law by eavesdropping on private conversations between American lawmakers and Israel.

The Associated Press