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Annual Threat Assessment - Director of National Intelligence

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posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 12:34 PM
Hot off the presses today:

Though you can likely find other links to this.

For those who didn't know about this, it's an annual report that does a great summary of what the US' perceived threats are, assessment of threatening nations/organizations' goals, capabilities, etc.

It's the unclassified version of course, but still makes for some interesting reading.

posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 05:16 PM

I only speed-read it, but the info on Iran flies in the face of alot of Bush's rhetoric that he was only spewing a week or so ago when he was in Israel.

I'll dig into it more tomorrow.

posted on Feb, 7 2008 @ 04:39 AM

Originally posted by Gazrok
Hot off the presses today:

It's the unclassified version of course, but still makes for some interesting reading.

...and maybe i'm guilty of trying to find the Needle-in-the-Haystack syndrome, but -

Found at the top, in the opening statements (of the 47 page PDF)
we find something i find confusing.

The Director of Mational Intelligence (DNI) has as part of his mission;
" : Better Understanding of International al-Qa'ida Networks "

now is it just me, or does just about every Agency, or Intelligence unit
in government have a different spelling of the name al-Qaeda/ al-Qa'ida/ al-Qaida...etc.. ?
Are these differences intentional?
for a purpose of funding each agency, to chase and create dossiers of a
phantom, or fictional enemy organization,
(aka; AQ )

or am i too, chasing rainbows


posted on Feb, 8 2008 @ 01:36 PM
Could be...then again, most Arabic names are often spelled differently. I can't even remember how many different ways I've seen Riyadh, Ryad, Ryadh, and all in the actual who knows?

I found the bit about NK's confirmed nuke test interesting, as I don't recall them (U.S. administration) ever actually admitting it was indeed a successful nuke test, before.

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