Annual Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON DC
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The international security environment is complex. No dominant adversary faces the United States that threatens our existence with military force, but the global financial crises has exacerbated what was already a growing set of political and economic uncertainties. We are nevertheless in a strong position to shape a world reflecting universal aspirations and values that have motivated Americans since 1776 human rights the rule of law liberal market economics and social justice. Whether we can succeed will depend on actions we take here at home restoring strong economic growth and maintaining our scientific and technological edge and defending ourselves at reasonable cost in dollars without violating our civil liberties. It will also depend on our actions abroad, not only in how we deal with regions, regimes and crises, but also in developing new multilateral systems, formal or informal, for effective international cooperation in trade and finance, in neutralizing extremist groups using terrorism, in controlling the proliferation of WMD, developing codes of conduct for cyberspace and space, and in mitigating and slowing global climate change.
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