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Russian Federation meddled in polls, intelligence bosses reiterate

Russian Federation meddled in polls, intelligence bosses reiterateā€

Coats' assessment of the worldwide threats facing the United States, delivered before a rare public hearing before the Senate intelligence committee, also predicted that the political and security situation in Afghanistan will "almost certainly deteriorate through 2018", even if there is a modest boost in military assistance from the USA and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

'Tehran continues to leverage cyber espionage, propaganda, and attacks to support its security priorities, influence events and foreign perceptions, and counter threats -including against U.S. allies in the region, ' Coats wrote. In some cases, Russian intelligence actors have masqueraded as third parties, hiding behind false online personas created to cause the victim to misattribute the source of the attack. United States intelligence agencies believe Venezuela's government will ratchet up repression against the country's population this year to contain growing popular discontent, a senior USA official said yesterday. He added that ISIS was attempting to connect its global branches outside of Iraq and Syria more closely.

Coats, in a statement prepared for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday, stood by past intelligence community assertions that only Russian officials at the highest level could have orchestrated the 2016 operation. Progress on Iran's space program could shorten a pathway to an ICBM because space launch vehicles use similar technologies, ' Coats wrote. "And they have the capacity to do more as well", he said.

Last month, a report - which included alleged satellite imagery and intelligence said to be provided by informants working covertly inside the Iranian military - indicated the Iranian regime is secretly, and illegally, developing weapons at its "off-limits" Parchin nuclear site.

"The intelligence suggests we're going to need more to shake free this terribly challenging problem".

Coats said the situation will deteriorate, and the Taliban will make gains, especially in rural areas.

One of the main reasons why USA experts are so sure that North Korea does not yet have missiles capable of reaching the U.S.is that they have not conducted any successful flight tests yet.

If left unchecked, Stewart added, the "stalemate" will deteriorate in the Taliban's favor, risking "all the gains" from USA -backed efforts there.

For the Trump Administration, facing a question whether to increase the USA troop levels in Afghanistan, this can't be good news. He said that China still needs to do more to pressure North Korea before it will change its behavior and can do more. He says such activity has diminished since U.S.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, also testifying, said that China has been exerting pressure on North Korea "in a way that they have not made before" and has significantly cut coal imports from the country.



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